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September 5, 2006

Ahmadinejad Wants Liberal And Secular Teachers Purged

Topics: Iran

11344.81TOPIX-IRAN-AHMADINEJAD.sff.jpg[Image - Mahmoud Ahmadinejad arrives at his office in Tehran, Iran, on Tuesday Sept. 5, 2006 where he called for an anti-liberal campaign in universities. (AP Photo/Hasan Sarbakhshian)]

Ahmadinejad wants Iran's students to return to 1980's-style radicalism, reviving the fundamentalist goals pursued in the 1980s under the late Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, father of the 1979 Islamic revolution in Iran (with much help from Jimmy Carter):

(Tehran) Ahmadinejad complained that reforms in the country's universities were difficult to accomplish and that the educational system had been affected by secularism for the last 150 years. But, he added: "Such a change has begun."

The president, in his role as head of the country's Council of Cultural Revolution, does have the authority to make such changes. But his comments Tuesday seemed designed more to encourage hard-line students to begin a pressure campaign on their own, thus forcing universities to oust the teachers.

Iran retired dozens of liberal university professors and teachers earlier this year. And last November, Ahmadinejad's administration for the first time named a cleric to head the country's oldest institution of higher education, Tehran University, despite protests by students.

Continue reading, "Iranian president wants to purge profs." (Be sure to catch LFF's update about the Al-Huda school mentioned in the WaPo article - the MSM just doesn't do its homework.)

And while Ahmadinejad is busy making his country more Islamic and more radical, and has plans to do the same hear in America, the Washington Post continues its daily 9/11 whitewash in order to help Ahmadinejad accomplish his goals in both Iran and America.

Related: WaPo: Do warblogs cause Wahhabism?

Posted by Richard at September 5, 2006 11:39 AM



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