From the website: For a Democratic Secular Iran
We all heard how the vice chancellor of Zanjan University, Hassan Madadi, was caught on camera, by students of Zanjan university, while abusing his position and trying to sexually assault a student girl who was due to appear before the university disciplinary committee.
A brave female student went against all the threats and intimidations of the so-called disciplinary committee and university authorities and refused to give in to their demands and instead helped gather evidence to prove the corruption and abusive action of the university vice-chancellor Hassan Madadi. The vice chancellor's demands for sex was caught on mobile cameras by the students who had been alerted by the female student and who burst into Madadi's office to save her. Tens of thousands of people saw the mobile phone video posted on YouTube showing students seizing him, turning him over to the authorities and demanding that he be charged. (http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=01NPJ5McQW4)
The news outraged Zanjan university students and 3,000 took part in protests. A flood of solidarity and support came from other university students. The university authorities, who were in a weak position at the time, tried to end the protests by giving false promises to meet the students’ demand
Any where else in the world, the vice chancellor would have faced the most dire punishments and would have probably lost his job and his university career would have ended for good, but not in the Islamic Republic, which presents itself as the flagship of morality to the unaware admirers of itself.
Any where else in the world, the female student and the other students who stood up to the abuses of the vice chancellor, would have been commended, but this is the Islamic Republic of Iran, where thugs and criminals are in government and the 'useful idiots' around the world can't admire enough the meaningless rhetorics of these 'anti-imperialist' tyrants.
After the demonstrations ended and the university closed for the summer holidays, the Zanjan prosecutor announced that 'exposing a sin is worse than the sin itself!' and the woman student who dared expose this abusive official was herself arrested and accused of having an unlawful affair. The university Vice Chancellor has now been promoted and there is talk of whether the Sigheh, Shiite temporary marriage where a man can marry a woman for as short as an hour, prayer verses were read or not before the sexual demands were made by the chancellor.
Four of the students who took part in videoing the abuse and rescuing the girl, Payam Shakiba, Hassan Joneydi, Arash Rayeji and now Bahram Vahedi have also been arrested.
Similar events in other Islamic Republic universities of Sahand and Kermanshah have also resulted in the arrest of the students instead of the authorities who were abusing their position. This is the Islamic Republic!
I was speaking to a war veteran friend of mine in Iran recently, he was telling me he was going along with his daughter to the university to collect her loan cheque, 'I have to accompany her everywhere, you can not even trust the academics in this regime, we never thought our country would come to this when we were fighting the Iraqis'.
This is what used to happen, in Stalin's Gulag Paradise, where people disappeared for any reason or no reason at all. If you went to the police to file a missing person's report, you would find yourself missing, too. If only there were bloggers, back in the day. And cell phones. And Youtube.
In spite of all that, however, the insanity of the University continues. In Iran, AND here.
The Insanitizers in this case are women who speak on behalf of Islam. Women like Karen Armstrong and Yvonne Ridley. Armstrong is not a Muslim, but she has the stench of filthy Saudi lucre all over her. Yvonne Ridley is a British convert who speaks glowingly of the Taliban. Yes. They are insane. Women who should be speaking up for Muslim GIRLS, and who won't even bother to speak up for the plight of Muslim women, either. When it comes to the treatment of little girls, they are just too too busy to notice. All the speaking engagements, I suppose.
Ultimately, the insanity turns on itself, providing a form of schadenfreuden entertainment for the rest of us. Case in point:
One book I won't be reading, while ensconced on my porcelain throne. Not that I care: From the book: "The novel, for example, includes a scene on the night when Muhammad consummated his marriage with Aisha: "the pain of consummation soon melted away. Muhammad was so gentle. I hardly felt the scorpion's sting. To be in his arms, skin to skin, was the bliss I had longed for all my life."
The author, all upset about the cancellation of her insightful tome, said, "I wanted to honor Aisha and all the wives of Muhammad by giving voice to them, remarkable women whose crucial roles in the shaping of Islam have so often been ignored -- silenced -- by historians."
That's right. This is a truthful recounting of ahem, "history". Heh.
So, I won't miss this book at all. The fact that pedophilia can be made so sighfully romantic is disturbing.
On the other hand, one barking moonbat woman squabbling with a clueless whitewasherwoman over the Prophet Who Shall Not be Named is delicious. Feel the hysteria as professor Moonbat defends the Faith:
This time, the instigator of the trouble wasn't a radical Muslim cleric, but an American academic. In April, looking for endorsements, Random House sent galleys to writers and scholars, including Denise Spellberg, an associate professor of Islamic history at the University of Texas in Austin. Ms. Jones put her on the list because she read Ms. Spellberg's book, "Politics, Gender, and the Islamic Past: The Legacy of 'A'isha Bint Abi Bakr."
But Ms. Spellberg wasn't a fan of Ms. Jones's book. On April 30, Shahed Amanullah, a guest lecturer in Ms. Spellberg's classes and the editor of a popular Muslim Web site, got a frantic call from her. "She was upset," Mr. Amanullah recalls. He says Ms. Spellberg told him the novel "made fun of Muslims and their history," and asked him to warn Muslims.In an interview, Ms. Spellberg told me the novel is a "very ugly, stupid piece of work."
Well, You get no argument from me, sister. Meanwhile, the horrid dehumanization of girls and women under Sharia continues, unabated. And you, you spineless, quaking plate of obsequious jell-o, you say NOTHING. In the immortal words of William Styron:
"I'd call you a cunt, but you lack the depth and charm." Cue the crickets: