Iran restricts social sciences seen as 'Western'
Associated Press
Published: 24.10.10, 16:36
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1. I wonder how many Israel r based on Western values
Hasan ,   RUSSIA   (10.24.10)
non Jewish values
2. Is anyone surprised?
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (10.24.10)
I'm not. Iranian universities offer a track of study in Holocaust denial. In Iran, you can get a Ph.D in "Holocaust Studies." Iran is a serpent eating its tail.
3. #2 Sarah, gotta love the analogy.
Noodles ,   Coney Island   (10.24.10)
'it's own tail' slightly better.
4. Sounds like the Israeli right
Avramele   (10.24.10)
Perhaps the ayatolahs and the McCarthyites of Israel have more in common than one might suppose.
5. Iran has redesigned the motor vehicle...
David H ,   Cape Town South Afr   (10.24.10)
The Iran car has one forward gear and five reverse gears. Thus they head back to antiquity and will breed a whole generation incapable of keeping up with the rest of the world. Par for Islam.
6. Very ironic, you just have to laugh.
Terry ,   Eilat - Israel   (10.24.10)
All over the West, including here in Israel, these are the departments that are almost solidly far-left, anti-capitalist, apologists for Islam, anti-American, anti-Israel, pro-anything Third World. You know what? We could do without them as well.
7. Power Struggle in Iran
Cynthia ,   USA   (10.24.10)
These classes have provided students with a safe meeting place to question and challenge government dictates. Students have been at the forefront of anti-government protests. They are also classes that tend to attract female students. Khamenei is trying to establish government control of all Iranian universities including a university with hundreds of branches in Iran privately owned by Rafsanjani. This university controls billions of dollars the government wants to take hold of. In addition, if you eliminate these subjects, you make it very difficult for Iranian students to transfer to universities outside Iran as these subjects represent core classes in most undergraduate curriculums.
8. To: Noodles at No. 3
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (10.24.10)
Okay. I can live with that.
9. America's Universities are similar, in a sense
David ,   New England   (10.24.10)
You are not allowed to deviate from the norm. Israel is the guilty party, and the theory of evolution is the official religion.
10. Actually, Hasan from Russia...
David ,   New England   (10.24.10)
It's the other way around. Western values derive from Israeli values. Before we got the Bible by way of Christianity, the West worshipped gods and goddesses just like everyone else.
11. Will Iranians rise up on return to the stone age?
michael redbourn ,   Arad - Israel   (10.24.10)
12. #1 - probably every university in Israel is based on -
michael redbourn ,   Arad - Israel   (10.24.10)
"non- Jewish values". You obviously no nothing about Israeli Universities so I'm not sure why you're posting?! I can't think of a university in Israel that isn't extreme, extreme, left and secular. They teach anti-religion and have even denied a soldier wearing his uniform to remain in class. A big ongoing arguement in Israel right now is how to get rid of many of the extreme left professors who live in ivory towers. Please read more and become more informed. Michael
13. To 1
Israeli Student   (10.24.10)
Pretty much all of them. Students here are pretty much anti-religious, especially in the Technion, where religious studies aren't even a whole faculty.
14. The regime tried the same thing 30 years ago, and...
Persian CAT   (10.24.10)
it did not work. The Shah tried the same thing 60 years ago, and it did not work. This latest efforts to stifle the opposition voices in Iran will fail too. Iranians can be jailed, tortured and killed by the garden-variety despots that happen to rule them, whether the "secular" Shah or the "religious" mollahs, BUT they won't be broken and silenced.
15. To: No. 14
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (10.24.10)
For people who will not be "broken and silenced," I must say that the Iranian people are doing a pretty good imitation. If they were serous about it, the Islamofascist theocracy could be overthrown in a matter of weeks. Spineless cowards.
16. "Sarah B."
Persian CAT   (10.25.10)
What is happening in Iran is a slow and steady progress towards democracy. Maybe that has gone over your head as usual due to your excessive foaming at the mouth. You need to stop your foamy BS and come up for air every now and then. I'm sure there's a name for your condition.
17. Persian RAT - get used to it :)
Get used to the sewers of history. And don't try pinning it on Israel or some I imaginary "Zionist conspiracy". You have only Islam, Ahmedinejad, your mullahs and yourselves to thank for it.
18. How about physics?
albert einstein ,   darmstadt, germany   (10.25.10)
The last time I looked, physics was a western science, too.
19. #17
Iranian Jew ,   LA   (10.25.10)
"slow and steady progress towards democracy" Are you fooling yourself? How much slower do you want it to get. You need another 100 years? You are wasting your time. No one here gives a rat's or in your case cat's a$$ about your slow democracy.
20. no.14
hebrew prophet ,   israel   (10.25.10)
What exactly is a Persian Cat as the indigenous native livestock etc. of Persia was wiped out a century ago by stupid Islamic Phashas,Emirs,Kings Princes etc. through excessive hunting? .
21. #20
Hal ,   Usa   (10.27.10)
On this site, a Persian Cat is a chameleon, or rather a charlatan.
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