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    • A proud Persian
    • 26.01.13 | 11:53 (IST)

    I found it totally narrow minded some of the comments about my nation and culture. This is the country that gave the world concept of Human Rights, invented and evolved some of the most valuable scientific principles, cultural concept, poetry, civilization, etc. etc. and by the way never launched any aggression against any country in the last 1000 years. Yet the comments revolve around "alcoholic drinks, who has the longest beard, etc. etc.". Admittedly the current regime does not portray what is good and beautiful about my nation, culture and people, but please open the curtain and scratch the surface and you may see something that you will like, enjoy and common denominators. Perhaps some the individuals, who are bent on causing trouble in my region, start building on this foundation which hopefully will culminate in leaving glorious a region for our children. I would finally recommend to those who insist on portraying my nation in a negative way should stop behaving like the whole world owes them a debt of gratitude and start seeing people for what they are.

    from the article: Skiing away from the ayatollahs in Iran
    First published 05:34 24.01.13 | Last updated 05:34 24.01.13
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