Monday, May 01, 2006

May Day!

Ever heard of the word "Blogtard"? That's right, it means what you think it means. There are a lot of those in the cyber world!

Read Jason's comments on military action against Iran. I don't know why people don't do their homework properly. Perhaps I should write a whole post on "where is Iran? who runs that country? and what do they want?"

As much as I hate the Iranian Regime, still cannot allow myself to consider military action for many many obvious reasons. The Islamic regime will not rest until it removes that country (my birth country) from the face of all maps! My heart aches!


Ramin Jahanbegloo, my professor at University of Toronto and a great scholar, who has been teaching in Iran for a few years now, was recently abducted and reportedly arrested by unknown authorities! That's how things work back home! Before he ends up like Zahra Kazemi, we should take action.

As you might have heard, I have made it past the first round in the City Idol (ideas to run Toronto) competition. The next round will probably take place on May 24 in North York. More than thinking about winning this competition, I am enjoying participating in the debates with all these great candidates.

Tomorrow I am writing the last exam of my last course for my masters! Next time when I start talking about going back to school, please remind me how much I hate exams! God Bless!

4 Comments:

At 11:54 AM, Blogger ninepounddictator said...

That's awful about your professor. Really.

I love how you call it City Idol. Good luck!

 
At 2:50 PM, Blogger Bahar said...

Thanks Rebecca.

Actually it is called City Idol. I didn't pick the name. You can click on the link to see my competition.

This guy, Didier, is going to be my strongest opponent. He seems like a competent person.

 
At 3:03 PM, Anonymous Kourosh said...

It is very unfortunate that a scholar of that magnitude has been arrested, but it is public knowledge that Iran is the most hostile land for any sort of intellectual activity. The political and unfortunately social climate is now more that ever exhibits enmity towards the intellectual community. He should not have returned to the country in the first place. Iran is a dangerous land that is run by the rule of insanity and inhabited by people with mob mentality. Iran is a classic case of Nietzsche’s famous quote: "Insanity in individuals is something rare - but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule." I feel apathetical or perhaps antipathical for the country itself, but this is a different case.
I call for demonstration outside of Iranian Embassy and Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Ottawa.

 
At 5:41 PM, Anonymous Cyrus said...

Michael Ignatieff's posting in Harvard's Kennedy School from his trip to Iran hosted by Jahanbegloo
http://www.ksg.harvard.edu/ksgnews/Features/opeds/071705_ignatieff.htm

 

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