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Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Ahmadinejad Following In Communism's Footsteps

Both Stalin and Mao made examples of intellectuals and educators, proclaiming them to be anti-Communist, and therefore they were a threat to the regimes of the times. Now, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is following in this footsteps as he calls for a purge of academia:

Iran's hard-line president urged students Tuesday to push for a purge of liberal and secular university teachers, another sign of his determination to strengthen Islamic fundamentalism in the country.

With his call echoing the rhetoric of the nation's 1979 Islamic revolution, Ahmadinejad appears determined to remake Iran by reviving the fundamentalist goals pursued under the republic's late founder, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.

Ahmadinejad's call was not a surprise _ since taking office a year ago, he also has moved to replace pragmatic veterans in the government and diplomatic corps with former military commanders and inexperienced religious hard-liners.

Iran still has strong moderate factions but Ahmadinejad's administration also has launched crackdowns on independent journalists, Web sites and bloggers.

Speaking to a group of students Tuesday, Ahmadinejad called on them to pressure his administration to keep driving out moderate instructors, a process that began earlier this year.
Dozens of liberal university professors and teachers were sent into retirement this year after Ahmadinejad's administration, sparking strong protests from students, named the first cleric to head Tehran University.

The country's oldest institution of higher education remains home to dozens more professors and instructors who outspokenly oppose policies that restrict freedom of expression.

"Today, students should shout at the president and ask why liberal and secular university lecturers are present in the universities,"the official Islamic Republic News Agency quoted Ahmadinejad as saying during a meeting with students.

The president 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."

It was not clear whether Ahmadinejad intended to take immediate specific measures, or was just urging the students to rally.

Yes, sucha a change has begun, and like the other dissidents in Iran, these people will be arrested, tortured, imprisoned, and/or killed. This is the "peaceful" regime in Iran in all its sickening glory. Our readers know that we have little respect for those in American universities. All too often the professors are liberal, and on the fringe with the rest of the nutters. This is different.

These people in Iran have been flying under the radar, and have obviously honked off the nutter-in-chief there. Now, it's time to pay the piper, and with the help of other Islamofascist adherents, Ahamdinejad will get his wish. The schools will be free of any sort of secular influence; they will become recruiting and training grounds for the next generation of jihadists.

As Mao and Stalin proved, once you have control of the schools, you have control of the children. With that control, you have a generation or two that will willingly sacrifice themselves for their leader. Hitler showed this to the extreme with the Hitler Youth. Children--from the youngest to the oldest--believed they were special because of the privileges extended to them, and for the attention they received. When the government becomes mother and father, both cease their necessity.

When our troops rolled into Berlin in 1945, they were facing children on antiaircraft batteries, and fighting them in the streets. The kids were as brainwashed as the rest of the masses. This move by Ahmadinejad may be for just this sort of reason. It could also be for another reason entirely. He who controls the knowledge can control the populace. If the teachers he chooses become the ones who instruct, history will fade in a matter of years, and only ahmadinejad's history will remain.

Some pundits will yawn at this and say "What else is new?" To those people I say open your eyes and take a look at what this sort of move leads to. America and Iran need their dissidents for the future. We can't fight this nation on our own, and we need those dissidents leading the way. And we can't do it if Ahmadinejad is indoctrinating the next generation. If that is the case, then the hope for freedom will die with this generation. And their time may be short depending on what Ahmadinejad does to them and their teachers.

Publius II


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