Monday, May 21, 2007

12th Imam in Canada

Persian language news outlet "Iran Press News" reports that Canadian University of Waterloo has invited the radical Iranian cleric Ayatollah Mesbah, who is known for his radical views, for a lecture on the subject of dialogue between Islam & Christianity from 27th to 30th of May 2007.

Toronto Star has more on this:

    Mesbah-Yazdi is a strong advocate of the death penalty, public flogging and the use of suicide bombers against "enemies of Islam." Although his institute has dispatched 15 students to universities in Canada, Britain, Austria and elsewhere, Mesbah-Yazdi himself seems to have mixed feelings. He has said that Iranians who question the regime after studying abroad do so because they'd been trained in "psychological warfare" by foreign universities.

I am not really surprised after things that I have seen here in Canadian universities but if the government of PM Harper issues visas to these people, then I will be really surprised. It must not happen!


RightGirl said...

Well, we managed to keep the Black Panther guy out last week, so I hope we'll be able to keep this guy out too.


na said...

i am surprised!!

Azarmehr said...

and I thought it was just British universities that had caught mad cow disease!

How much is Mesbah paying them?

C.H. said...

The Star article doesn't say that Yazdi has been invited. Maybe that's what Iran Press is reporting?