Ahmadinejad calls for Purge of Professors
Tuesday, September 05, 2006
(SNN Tehran) Today, President Ahmadinejad of Iran urged Students to push for a purge of liberal and secular university teachers. Ahmadinejad has previsously purged officials from government and the diplomatic corps.
Dozens of liberal professors have been sent into retirement since the onset of Ahmadinejad's administration. Ahmadinejad has asked students to continue to out professors that lean towards moderate views.
President Ahmadinejad claims that he is merely turning back a trend toward secularism that started 150 years ago or shortly after Aga Khan, leader of the Shi'I Isma'ili group, fled to India after attempting to assassinate the Shah.
Meanwhile, opposition to Ahmadinejad's plans have come from the United States. Both Bill O'Reilly and David Horowitz have criticized Ahmadinejad for stealing their ideas.