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(Yahoo)   In a turn of events rarely seen outside a John Hughes movie, a geeky math student becomes a national hero for daring to criticize Iran's supreme leader to his face during a Q&A at his university   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 110
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2009-11-06 08:37:01 AM  
bentcorner.com
 
2009-11-06 08:37:50 AM  
what, no img1.fark.net tag
 
2009-11-06 08:46:28 AM  
In a turn of events rarely seen outside a John Hughes movie, a geeky math student becomes a national hero disappears for daring to criticize Iran's supreme leader to his face during a Q&A at his university

sfcmac.files.wordpress.com

/ FTFY
 
2009-11-06 08:54:49 AM  
Perhaps most surprising, the young math whiz has so far suffered no repercussions from the confrontation at a question-and-answer session between Khamenei and students at Tehran's Sharif Technical University.

Give it a day or two, I'm sure the government agents will get around to it.

Is this where I put a green ribbon in my post and claim that typing from my couch is actually making a difference?

Or wait, I'm supposed to post thread rules here and outline what you can post, right?
 
2009-11-06 09:18:02 AM  
veedeevadeevoodee: In a turn of events rarely seen outside a John Hughes movie, a geeky math student becomes a national hero disappears for daring to criticize Iran's supreme leader to his face during a Q&A at his university

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/ FTFY


Came here to say this.
 
2009-11-06 09:38:43 AM  
Dude's got some balls... wow.
 
2009-11-06 09:51:03 AM  
Yes, but did he have a montage?
 
2009-11-06 10:01:25 AM  
He will be missed.
 
2009-11-06 10:08:57 AM  
Schadenfreude ist die schoenste Freude: Perhaps most surprising, the young math whiz has so far suffered no repercussions from the confrontation at a question-and-answer session between Khamenei and students at Tehran's Sharif Technical University.

Give it a day or two, I'm sure the government agents will get around to it.


They'll get him when he least suspects it. Once the hubub blows over.
 
2009-11-06 10:18:11 AM  
He ain't living out the month.
 
2009-11-06 10:22:40 AM  
... and then he mysteriously disappeared, never to be heard from again.

The End.
 
2009-11-06 10:31:33 AM  
slow clap?
 
2009-11-06 10:32:36 AM  
Beatle_Matt: Schadenfreude ist die schoenste Freude: Perhaps most surprising, the young math whiz has so far suffered no repercussions from the confrontation at a question-and-answer session between Khamenei and students at Tehran's Sharif Technical University.

Give it a day or two, I'm sure the government agents will get around to it.

They'll get him when he least suspects it. Once the hubub blows over.


What color will Fark's ribbon be for that?
 
2009-11-06 10:56:24 AM  
img10.imageshack.us
 
2009-11-06 11:37:48 AM  
Hagbardr: He will be missed.
 
2009-11-06 11:39:06 AM  
Hagbardr: He will be missed.

Crap. Let's try that again.

ramblingsofpassion.files.wordpress.com
 
2009-11-06 11:47:44 AM  
make me some tea: Dude's got some balls... wow.

This. He's going to get laid like no other.

GAT_00: He ain't living out the month.

I doubt the Islamic Republic will touch him. It'll make them look worst than they already do. They're fanatics, but they're not stupid.

/...Sometimes I wish they were.
 
2009-11-06 12:23:59 PM  
ZOMG where is the green band and hourly updates!?!1!
 
2009-11-06 12:28:18 PM  
img1.fark.net
 
2009-11-06 12:28:38 PM  
i24.photobucket.com

/Don't you forget about him, don't don't don't you.
 
2009-11-06 12:28:38 PM  
klymen: I doubt the Islamic Republic will touch him. It'll make them look worst than they already do. They're fanatics, but they're not stupid.

/...Sometimes I wish they were.


I dunno - the clamp down on Twitter and other sources during the election kind of shows that they don't care about that, as well as the roving gangs of thugs. If they want him disappeared, he'll be disappeared. No doubt there.
 
2009-11-06 12:28:43 PM  
Islam is the durian of religious fruits.
 
2009-11-06 12:29:17 PM  
Schadenfreude ist die schoenste Freude: Perhaps most surprising, the young math whiz has so far suffered no repercussions from the confrontation at a question-and-answer session between Khamenei and students at Tehran's Sharif Technical University.

It's afraid. It's afraid!
 
2009-11-06 12:30:14 PM  
Good for him. RUN MAN RUN!
 
2009-11-06 12:30:32 PM  
Didn't the Iranian government assassinated John Hughes?
 
2009-11-06 12:30:39 PM  
Gotta love a country where if you criticize the leadership and don't get tortured for it they consider it a symbolic gesture of great tolerance.
 
2009-11-06 12:30:57 PM  
The Icelander: Yes, but did he have a montage?

Freedom isn't free, you know.
 
2009-11-06 12:35:56 PM  
The Donger needs fooouuud.
 
2009-11-06 12:36:17 PM  
Damnit, I thought this read An Hero.
 
2009-11-06 12:36:49 PM  
Beatle_Matt: Schadenfreude ist die schoenste Freude: Perhaps most surprising, the young math whiz has so far suffered no repercussions from the confrontation at a question-and-answer session between Khamenei and students at Tehran's Sharif Technical University.

Give it a day or two, I'm sure the government agents will get around to it.

They'll get him when he least suspects it. Once the hubub blows over.


Now figure that this kid ain't stupid and he KNOWS that, in fact he knew that going in, and he STILL stood up to this guy and told him what-for to his face.

I wonder how many of us would find the balls to literally risk our lives to "speak truth to power" the way this kid did
 
2009-11-06 12:36:49 PM  
Win for him.

/death too but one can't have every thing.
//"Some men spend shiny new money, I spend shiny new life."
 
2009-11-06 12:37:32 PM  
sheikyermami.com

Judge not, lest ye be judged.

/lolwot
 
2009-11-06 12:38:27 PM  
Balls of Titanium alloy (Because steel just won't do).

Also, here's the address of the Mexican Embassy:

Africa Ave., Calle Golfam No. 12,19156-74741 Teheran, Irán.
(9821) 2205-7586 a 88, *2205-7590*, 2201-2920/21

Why Mexico? Because our Refugee Policy is: Need Help? Come on in, we'll get you work, a home, and we'll teach you the language while you need it (new window).
 
2009-11-06 12:38:46 PM  
Hardly. The government will simply ignore him.

You have to understand the rather tense relationship that has existed between the government and the people since the morning after the Revolution. More realistically, since the Iran-Iraq War (because, when Hussein is gassing your people, national solidarity takes a backseat to hating your government).

In any case, the government always has trouble enforcing its stupid laws. Iranians drink harder than your average American, despite alcohol being illegal. Women flout the "morality" regulations that forbid makeup or dyed hair. In major cities, huge satellite dishes sit on people's roofs and provide contact with the outside world despite satellite TV being illegal.

The government can push, just so hard, before the people push back.

My favorite anecdote from Iran remains the story my mother-in-law shared when she visited for her mother's funeral. At the cemetery where she visited, they were holding a memorial for the anniversary of Khomeni's death. Thousands of chador wearing mourners turned out- and not one of them spoke a lick of Farsi. Few of them were Iranian, actually. Government officials went to East Bumfarkistan, found the most inbred, Koran-thumping hicks they could find, and essentially offered them a free trip to Iran to make the memorial service look good on TV, because real Iranians wouldn't turn out for it.

Those "Death to America" chanters are the equivalent to the US 33%ers; the ignorant, conservative, teabaggers.
 
2009-11-06 12:39:47 PM  
Magorn: I wonder how many of us would find the balls to literally risk our lives to "speak truth to power" the way this kid did

Hey f*cko, Farkers do it every day!
 
2009-11-06 12:40:15 PM  
Don't forget what they did to Galileo! At least they let him live locked up in his house after uttering heresy about the sun and earth's orbit and letting the pope hear about it....oh, wait, that was a Christian tyrannical ruler.

Nevermind.
 
2009-11-06 12:40:47 PM  
t3knomanser: More realistically, since the Iran-Iraq War (because, when Hussein is gassing your people, national solidarity takes a backseat to hating your government).

not the other way?
 
2009-11-06 12:41:10 PM  
Wow ballsy, that nerd has a pair of brass big ones down to his ankles.

What struck me was the paranoia from the article: " In fact, Iran's clerical leadership appears to be touting the incident as a sign of its tolerance - so much so that some Iranians at first believed the 20-minute exchange was staged by the government, though opposition commentators are now convinced Vahidnia was the real thing."

WOW holy fark that's a bad case of paranoia. Most times you can see through staging, fakes and hoaxes once enough people start going going something doesn't add up. But that usually takes a while. In Iran, the default position seems to be: is its staged, then decide its real. Wow, I'll pray for them (Iranian people) and wish them better life.
 
2009-11-06 12:41:40 PM  
The Icelander: Yes, but did he have a montage?

Freedom isn't free, you know.


Oooh! Ooooh!

Everyone has AIDS!
 
2009-11-06 12:44:10 PM  
Awesome dude. Totally awesome.

Ajab Tokhm.
/What balls.
 
2009-11-06 12:45:30 PM  
crazytrpr: In Iran, the default position seems to be: is its staged, then decide its real.

Consider the fraudulent election. Consider my anecdote from earlier in the thread. The citizens of Iran, in general, don't care for their government, and there's an uneasy truce between the two parties. Part of that truce is forcing the government to be increasingly liberal, which Khameni hates, but most people favor. Ahmadinejad is basically Khameni's way of saying, "fark you, we're staying conservative," and the "Green Protests" are the people's way of saying, "Like hell."

If the government relaxes its grip, they can keep power. The more they tighten it, the less likely it is they'll keep power.
 
2009-11-06 12:46:42 PM  
Tsatsuma?
 
2009-11-06 12:48:48 PM  
Old news is so exciting.
 
2009-11-06 12:49:04 PM  
Schadenfreude ist die schoenste Freude: Perhaps most surprising, the young math whiz has so far suffered no repercussions from the confrontation at a question-and-answer session between Khamenei and students at Tehran's Sharif Technical University.

Give it a day or two, I'm sure the government agents will get around to it.


I don't know. Once somebody reaches a level of prominence there, they sort of become hands-off for the regime.
 
2009-11-06 12:49:37 PM  
He looks a bit like McLovin'.
 
2009-11-06 12:49:45 PM  
Persepolis: Awesome dude. Totally awesome.

Oh, hey. Long time no see. Salaam.

Een mard bad-ass ast. Baleh?
 
2009-11-06 12:52:21 PM  
crazytrpr: In Iran, the default position seems to be: is its staged, then decide its real.

The government there has been doing shady things for so long, everyone always assumes shady practices behind everything. It's like a conspiracy theorist's wet dream over there. (although, I'd say most of the time, they're not too far off the mark)

Ali: Hey Reza, they're selling iphones for real cheap down at the bazaar.
Reza: Yeah right! That's just a ploy they use to get us to buy that crap so they can monitor us with GPS
Ali: Why would they want to monitor you? You sit at home and play MMORPGs all day.
Reza: YOU'RE ONE OF THEM!
Ali: *Comment redacted by order of the ayatollah*

Reza's whereabouts are currently unknown.
 
2009-11-06 12:52:47 PM  
The world needs more people like that guy.
 
2009-11-06 12:53:10 PM  
t3knomanser:
Consider the fraudulent election. Consider my anecdote from earlier in the thread. The citizens of Iran, in general, don't care for their government, and there's an uneasy truce between the two parties. Part of that truce is forcing the government to be increasingly liberal, which Khameni hates, but most people favor. Ahmadinejad is basically Khameni's way of saying, "fark you, we're staying conservative," and the "Green Protests" are the people's way of saying, "Like hell."

If the government relaxes its grip, they can keep power. The more they tighten it, the less likely it is they'll keep power.


The more you tighten your grip, the more systems will fall through your hands like grains of sand.

/Just to get another Star Wars quote thread going.
//probably messed up the quote.
 
2009-11-06 12:53:13 PM  
t3knomanser: Persepolis: Awesome dude. Totally awesome.

Oh, hey. Long time no see. Salaam.

Een mard bad-ass ast. Baleh?


Areh valah. More balls than I had. I'd have to work up the nerve to give the ayatollah a stern look. Even then I'd probably piss myself during the process.
 
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