Der immer kluge iranische Journalist Omid Memarian schreibt auf Rooz Online über den Tugendterror in Teheran. Er hat ein interessantes Zitat des Präsidenten aus dem Wahlkampf 2005 gefunden:
On the eve of the 2005 presidential elections, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad made these remarks in a campaign video aired from the national television network: “Really, is the problem of our people now the youth’s hairstyle? People can style their hair however they want; this is none of your business or mine! You and I have to think about our country’s real problems. The government must set the economy in order, restore peace, create a secure psychological environment, support the public – people have diverse preferences, diverse traditions, diverse ethnicities, diverse groups, diverse styles – the government is at everyone’s service. Why do we belittle people? We really belittle people so much so that now the important problem of our youth is to pick their hairstyle, and the government doesn’t let them?! Is this the worth of government? Is this the worth of our people? Why do we underestimate people? Our country’s problem is that some girl wore some dress? Is this our country’s problem? Is this our people’s problem?”
In reality, that part of Ahmadinejad’s speech where he says that this is not our people’s worth is right. But apparently, the worth of the government is just what we see. Now one has to ask the same questions from our forgetful president. Is our country’s problem the way women dress? Are the problems of poverty, inflation and mismanagement not of primary priority? Are unemployment, drug addiction and rampant corruption in state institutions not our problems? What about foreign threats?
Our forgetful president must really answer this question: is he confronting a real problem, or is he trying to take people’s focus and attention away from other things that are happening in the country? Is the supreme leader’s decision to give Ali Larijani full authority in initiating negotiations with the United States and solving Iran’s nuclear crisis part of those other things that are happening?