Thursday, December 11, 2008
Ironic Turn of Event for an Ahmadinejad Supporter
Two three days ago I had a confrontation with some Terrorist-apologists from Berkeley that I know from Undergrad. I am not going into detail what took place, but it was just typical argument between the two sides along with some personal and childish attacks. However, one thing I heard from this Iranian guy was that Palestinian situation is the most important issue and that Israel was the root of all evil in the region and a lot of horse maneuver like that. What was amazing is that he was referring that Israel is more important to him than Iranian situation. It was amazing for me to see Iranians who care more about Israel than their own country which is Iran. Today, I read in the news regarding this Iranian blogger called Hussein Derakhshan. This guy is a stiff supporter of Ahmdinejad and his policies toward Israel and U.S. In another word, he is a mouth piece for this ruthless government and he always channels his criticism toward Israel. He is a lot like these terrorist-apologists in Berkeley that I had the pleasure of meeting. However, Derakhshan was a lot more involved and he is a lot gutsier than those guys in Berkeley. Derakhshan is a brilliant Persian writer and has done a lot for Iranian blogger. Many in Iran call him the G-d father of bloggers in Iran. The irony of this story is that he was just picked up security agents in Iran and he has disappeared for the last week or two. Here is link to the news article about him. It is funny, the same government that he was strongly supporting is the one who is violating his human rights now and jailing him. He visited the “evil Zionist” country and he was sent to speak in a University, that same government that he was defending him in “Zionist” universities is the one who has jailed him now. I hope nothing bad happens to him and he gets release soon because he is a human being and even though our political views vastly differs, I don’t want anything bad happen to him. He hasn’t committed a serious crime against humanity except expressing his opinion. I just think this is ironic. I wonder if these terrorist apologists would change their mind if they were Mr. Derakhshan? I highly doubt it because their hatred of Israel goes well beyond just their so called "sense of humanity" and sympathy for Palestnians. It is sad that we live in a world like this today that we have these people think like that. The guy thought he was defending his country against the evil Zionists, yet he ended up being jailed by the same group of people he was tyring to defend in the Media.
Here are the link to his Farsi and English Blog.