Thursday, June 07, 2007

Has Hoder lost it?

I'm proud to be Iranian, not because of Cyrus, but because of Khomeini, a true anti-colonial leader who created the only true post-colonial state in the world, Islamic Republic of Iran.
-- Hossein Darakshan.


Daniel said...

Why do you think anyone who doesn't think like others must have lost it? Is that all your argument?

Caspar Henderson said...

Dear Daniel

I posed a question, not an argument. Do you have an answer?

Unfortunately, I don't read Persian, so can only read the summary. It would be great if an English translation of the whole article were made available. Can you help?

From my experience, anti-colonialism is not necessarily the first thing that comes to many people's minds when they think of Khomeini. As for creating "the only true post-colonial state" in the world, what of Algeria, Brazil, Cuba, China, India, Indonesia, Libya, Malaysia, Pakistan, South Africa, Syria, Vietnam, Venezuela, Zimbabwe or, indeed, North Korea?