My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Oxford University actually does something good...

Hey, if it pisses off the Iranians, then it's a good thing...
Iran has attacked Oxford University after one of its colleges established a scholarship in honour of a woman killed during street protests in Tehran in June. The Iranian embassy in London denounced the 6,600 dollar Neda Agha-Soltan graduate scholarship offered by the university's Queen's College.

But in a letter to the university's chancellor, the Iranian embassy dismissed the decision as "a politically motivated move".

Queen's said the scholarship would help impoverished Iranians study at Oxford.

Soltan became a symbol of the wave of opposition that swept the country after president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was re-elected in a widely disputed election in June.

She was shot dead during an anti-government protest in Tehran.

"We believe that your college decision to abuse Neda's case to establish a graduate scholarship will highly politicise your academic institution, undermining your scientific credibility," the letter said.


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