Ewige Wiederkehr, schreckliche Parodien. Deutsche Parlamentarier spielen in Teheran Appeasement nach, Mahmoud macht in Nationalismus & Weltgenesung und die UNESCO ist sich mit ihrem globalen “Philosophentag” wie üblich für nichts zu blöd.
Ramin Jahanbegloo, an Iranian philosopher who now teaches at the University of Toronto – and who spent over a year in Tehran’s infamous Evin Prison for his defense of Western ideas, including secularism – has repeatedly urged UNESCO to call off the event. “The position of philosophy in today’s world, especially in countries like North Korea or Iran, where you have a ban on freedom of thought and you have many philosophers or people who try to promote freedom of thought in prison, it’s like I said in The New York Times, to somehow hold a conference in Berlin in 1938, with [Nazi propagandist] Goebbels as head of the conference.”
Iranian leaders also lashed out against Western culture Monday, while at the same time praising Iran’s own cultural heritage. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, addressing what was being touted as a Conference Against Soft War at Tehran University on Monday, insisted that Iranian culture is one that others should follow.
Ahmadinejad describes Iranian culture and Islamic tradition as superior to others, and promotes them as a model. He also insists that Iranian culture will eventually spread and triumph.
Edward Yeranian bei VOA
29. Oktober 2010 um 00:59
Und der Iran bedankt sich bei der UNESCO: http://andreasmoser.wordpress.com/2010/10/28/education-reform-iranian-style/