Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Hitler, Stalin, Ahmadinejad: A very select club

Looks like Ahmadinejad wants to purge his universities of the sort of people he doesn't agree with.

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called Tuesday for a purge of liberal and secular teachers from the country's universities, urging students to return to 1980s-style radicalism.

"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 a group of students.

Things are going downhill fast over there. I just hope Europe, Russia and the rest of Asia can get their collective arses in gear to contain this mess.