Friday, August 11, 2006

Akbar Ganji meets Sean Penn

Rooz online reports on their meeting.

Wonder what world Penn is in when he compares the fate of Iranian Human Rights activists like Akbar Mohammadi or Zahra Kazemi with criticism profs like Chomsky face in the US,
On human rights in the US, Penn is reported to have said that if someone raised unusual criticism of Israel, then even intellectuals in the US distanced themselves from the person.
But Human Rights activists in the middle east are largely ignored in the US and particularly by the Liberal Left, so Penn is doing some good here.

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