from Iran. And the Muslims of the Middle East. That's all this radical Islam stuff is. Let's start calling it that and laughing at their institutionalization of it. Here's the latest... Why no death fatwa? ...because the West is not involved in the cartoon!
>>>Iran Closes Newspaper Over Cartoon Furor
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Published: May 23, 2006
Filed at 8:04 a.m. ET
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- The government closed one of the country's top three newspapers Tuesday, detaining its editor and cartoonist for publishing a caricature that caused members of Iran's Azeri minority to riot in protest.
State television reported that the Press Supervisory Body had closed the state-owned newspaper Iran ''due to its publication of divisive and provocative materials.''
The closure was indefinite, the television reported. It was the first time a newspaper had been banned since President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad took office last year.
On Friday, the Farsi-language newspaper published a cartoon showing a cockroach speaking Azeri, the language of an ethnic group in northwestern Iran.
The cartoon provoked riots Monday in Tabriz, the capital of Eastern Azerbaijan province. Police fired tear gas as rioters smashed windows of the local governor's office.
Tehran Prosecutor Saeed Mortazavi said the paper's cartoonist and editor-in-chief had been detained.
''Those responsible, the cartoonist and the chief editor, were summoned and the charges were read to them. The two were taken to Evin prison,'' Mortazavi said on state-run television.
Culture Minister Saffar Harrandi appeared on state television Monday and apologized for the cartoon. He promised to punish the paper's editor and cartoonist.
But Azeri legislator Eshrat Shayegh said the apology came ''at least one week'' too late.
Azeris make up about a quarter of Iran's 70 million people.
Hello Alpha, this statement is absurd:
>>>Fact is I'm not complaining. Not about my lot or the overall opportunities that exist for all in America. But I am not so sanguine as to avoid recognizing that other Western Countries have, according to many social scientists, better records respecting racism. Somehow I suspect you have never seen let alone lived or worked in the ghetos I noted. Nor do I beleive you understand the reality of first generation assimilation of immigrants in this country. It didnt go peachy keen. <<<
A made up bunch of unnamed social scientists? Give me a break.
Go find countries that let in immigrants to the degree, and universality, America does.
As for ghettos... I've been to many you named and been to European ones as well. As I said, your presentations continue to lack international perspective. And that is why you are a complainer. You can't appreciate what you have, in context, with the international community.
QWAK,bush,YOU don't get IT!! The SHADOW GOVERNMENT percipitated 911 and PARCIPITATED in leting IT happen!
An hr. and 15 min. and the plains could NOT be intercepted?? HUMmmmmm There were no less than 15 WAR GAME exercises going on at EXACTLY the same time that the plains were in the air heading for their targets! The highist number of war game exercises in many years! The plains that SHOULD have done the intercept were DIRECTED out in to the ATLANTIC! a COINCIDENCE? HUMmmmmmmmm
Not to mention that JP4, jet fuel in air can NOT posably get hot enough to MELT the superstructure of the towers! It was an IMPLOSION there were EXPLOCIVES used to DROP them in their own foot print!
It is NOT the FIRST time that our government PERCIPITATED a WAR, Pirl Harbor was not a SUPRISE either, except for the SAILORS! Also the Battle Ship Main in Havana Bay was not an atack by Spain!
Remember the soldiers motto "Ours is NOT to REASON WHY,ours is just to DO or DIE!"
The people are ALL EXPENDABLE, especialy SOLDIERS but CIVILIANS TOO!
They WILL percipitate another "EVENT", most likely BIGER and THAT will JUSTIFY "MARCIAL LAW" and the suspencion of ALL CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS!
I WILL HAPPEN!
YOu can be a piece of work Canoodle. That is certain.
YOu bitch and maon and have the temerity to call others complainers. YOU are so full of yourself.
Fact is I'm not complaining. Not about my lot or the overall opportunities that exist for all in America. But I am not so sanguine as to avoid recognizing that other Western Countries have, according to many social scientists, better records respecting racism. Somehow I suspect you have never seen let alone lived or worked in the ghetos I noted. Nor do I beleive you understand the reality of first generation assimilation of immigrants in this country. It didnt go peachy keen.
So get your head all the way out of your arse and quit whining.
PS... Did you so your research on Paul Robeson. Hint: Lena Horn.
Alpha, I don't mind repeating. America has the best worldwide record regarding inviting "others" in and treating them right. You've listed some downtrodden areas. A variety, YES, a variety of people live there including a majority black, but you've continued to avoid context for a racist discussion. You are a complainer. Yes, things can be better. But they are pretty good the way the are in comparison to other countries, including the ones you name.