Ed Driscoll

Now This Is Speaking Truth To Power

Blogger “One Angry Christian” links to an AP photo with a caption that reads:

An Iranian student holds an anti-president placard, reading: ‘Fascist President, Polytechnich is not your place’, as President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, unseen, speaks at the Amir Kabir Technical University, in Tehran, Iran, Monday, Dec. 11, 2006. Iranian students staged a rare demonstration against President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Monday, lighting a firecracker and burning his photograph in the audience as he delivered a speech at their university, the state news agency said.

Unlike America’s “peace” (read: anti-Bush) protestors, there are real stakes involved for this fellow, as One Angry Christian writes:

This guy, hands down, gets my “Man of the Year” award. There isn’t a person who is closer to the evil that is destroying western civilization who is risking more than this guy.

Apparently, about now there are some “vigilantes” looking for him. I’d be willing to bet my next check they’re government agents. This is a far cry from the imagined “persecution” that so-called “peace protestors” get here in America. In Iran people who protest are actually hunted down and murdered along with members of their family.

But of course, this Iranian would never be considered by Time–he’s protesting a leader that the magazine recently dubbed a beneficient “global Everyman” and “Champion of the disposessed”.

(Via Hugh Hewitt.)