Not sure you’ll be seeing this on the evening news (or in tomorrow’s Inquirer) but protests have broken out today across Iran against the ruling mullahs. They reportedly involve tens of thousands of people.
Twitter feeds show the crowd is unbowed despite beatings, tear gas and gunfire.
“Our Nation is Awake it Despises Dictatorship” says GreenRebelion. Green in this case is the color of the revolution and has nothing to do with environmentalism.
“I don’t know about other cities but Tehran is Green today,” said Manic77, who also noted “Students chanted anti Coup until midnight in Tehran Uni dormitories”
The patriotic freedom-lovers are also placing videos on YouTube for the world to see and the dinosaur propagandists to ignore.
Anti-Mullah Protests Draw Tens of Thousands
Soldiers who witnessed yesterday’s Fort Hood shooting rampage that left 13 people dead and 30 wounded reported that Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan shouted “Allahu Akbar!” — Arabic for “God is great!” — before opening fire, the base commander said.
Hasan, among the wounded, was taken down by a female civilian police officer, something about which I hope he is receiving constant reminders during his suffering, along with pork rinds in his Jello.
President Obama responded by beginning a scheduled speech at a Tribal Nations Conference with light banter including a “shout out” to “Dr. Joe Medicine Crow — that Congressional Medal of Honor winner”, even though the Congressional Medal of Honor is not among Dr. Joe’s many honors.
Thank you again, Obama voters.
That was sarcasm.
Anti-government graffiti is appearing in Iran. Did you see it in the old media?
The link shows messages scrawled on a wall in University of Tehran social science department lambasting the ayatollahs for sending money to support terror movements in Gaza and Lebanon.
Kudos to the Philadelphia Inquirer.
On the front of today’s Currents, the editorial section, it carried a fine summation of the ACORN scandal written by Kevin Ferris, with the added bonus of an excellent report by Frank Wilson of Bruce Bawer’s book, Surrender: Appeasing Islam, Sacrificing Freedom, which points out the strange lengths the media, art and educational
establishments go toward appeasing radical Islam. Wilson noted, for
instance, that a survey showing that 20 percent of US Muslims aren’t really opposed to suicide bombing was portrayed in papers such as USA Today and the Christian Science Monitor as being a positive thing.
Wilson took pride, rightfully, in pointing out the Inquirer ran one of the controversial Danish cartoon depictions of Mohammad that created a stir in 2006.
He appears incorrect, at least as per Wikipedia, with regard to the Inky being the only daily to do so. However, it is true that the vast majority of the old media — broadcast as well as print — chose to run and hide.
So kudos to the Inquirer.
Better Late Than Never Regarding Acorn
Yale University Press removed, along with other images of Mohammed, the cartoons that were published in the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten on Sept. 30, 2005 from Brandis Professor Jytte Klausen’s book “The Cartoons That Shook The World” which is basically the point of Ms. Klausen’s defense of free speech in the face of intimidation and tyranny.
So if you want to see the cartoons you have to go to places on the web such as BillLawrenceOnline.Com
Cowardice At Yale