Posts Tagged ‘Islamic Republic Of Iran’

Iran’s War Against Knowledge — An Open Letter to the International Academic Community

28-09-2011

نشرت هذه الرسالة المفتوحة التى وجهها اثنين من الحائزين على جوائز نوبل  الى كل الاكاديميين   فى العالم  فى 25 -9-2011  حول حق شباب البهائيين الايرانيين فى التعليم بعد الاضطهاد المنهجى المنظم منذ 25 عاما   وعنوان الرسالة ” حرب ضد المعرفة :  تحية خاصة الى هؤلاء الاشخاص الرائعين المدافعين عن حقوق الانسان لغيرهم من الاقليات التى تعانى فى العالم من ظلم القادة  واسمائهم مذكورة فى نهاية الرسالة .

The forward progress of humankind in the last centuries has been fueled, more than any other factor, by increasing access to information, more rapid exchange of ideas, and in most parts of the world, universal education.

Freedom of education and freedom of information are integral to freedom of thought. Few advances have been made for humankind which were not preceded by new ways of looking at our world and new schools of thought.

So it is particularly shocking when despots and dictators in the twenty-first century attempt to subjugate their own populations by attempting to deny education or information to their people.

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