Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Cultural Revolution Once Again?

"Our academic system has been influenced for 150 years by secularism,'' the official Islamic Republic News Agency cited Ahmadinejad as telling a group of students today. ``We have started to make change happen but we need special support for it,"
"Students should shout at the president and ask why liberal and secular university lecturers are present in the universities"
Ahmadi-Nejad told a group of Hezbollahi students.
See Iran's Ahmadinejad Urges Purge of Secular Academics

So the jigsaw puzzles are one by one fitting in now. In June, 40 professors at Tehran University were forced into early retirement. Central part of Jahanbegloo's forced confessions was "US is looking to recruit from amongst the Iranian academics", and now if there was any shred of doubt that the Islamic Republic is thinking of a second "cultural revolution", it has been removed by Ahmadi-Nejad's own blatant statement.

The Islamic Republic after one "cultural revolution" and 27 years of islamification of the Iranian education system, has failed to produce all Islamic, devoted revolutionary graduates. So the clerics ruling Iran are attempting a second "cultural revolution". The outcome will be another tragedy and disaster for the country. We must fight on all fronts to stop this. Iranian academics throughout the world must be at the forefront of this resistance backed by their colleagues and associates.

The enemies of knowledge are testing the waters again. Academics of the world do not stay silent this time!


Anonymous said...

It will be interesting to see which academics outside Iran, take up the banner. Though, since it's also a call against Ahmadinejad, even the reformist types should get involved.

Winston said...

You bet...

Anonymous said...

What can we do? Who has a serious idea?

Anonymous said...

how many cultural revolutions do they need before they realise that the whole ethos is moronic and simply does not work. "velayat e fagheeh" sucks.

Anonymous said...

we need a cultural revolution to go back to 1000 years ago... iranan´s problems began as islam has attacked iran.