Friday, November 17, 2006

arabs in iran

Here's a quick link to an interesting and rather horrifying article about the persecution of Arabs in Iran, by Peter Tatchell.

Iran Is A Racist State

Just to clarify. Peter Tatchell wrote the article, just in case the above sounds like I was suggesting that he was over in Iran persecuting Arabs himself.


Kenny said...

I thought Iran was an Arab country?

jonathan said...

Erm, nope. Iran is essentially Persian, and has it's own language, Farsi. Course, Iran only became an Islamic country because the Arabs invaded, but Islamic culture these days is pretty much informed by Persian traditions, so I guess they won the war in the long run.