Senior Oxford don vs Rafsanjani

May 14, 2011

In the recent days, Cherwell.org, an independent student newspaper in Oxford University, has reported that a senior Oxford don has sworn an affidavit that Mehdi Hashemi Rafsanjani, son of the former President of Iran, hired assistance for his application to study at Oxford . The report says:

“Professor Sheikholeslami, Fellow of Wadham, swore on oath that the current Professor of Persian Studies had asked a graduate student to assist Rafsanjanis application to Oxford, in exchange for a sum of money . Sheikholeslami plans to return his Oxford MA degree in protest at the Universitys handling of the Rafsanjani case, which has already sparked an urgent review into the graduate admission process. The complaints of senior academics in December 2010 that University rules had been broken to admit Rafsanjani to the Oriental Faculty prompted an internal investigation. Though the investigation was formally closed in April, academics are now calling for the case to be re-opened, in light of Prof Sheikholeslamis new evidence. Sheikholeslami swore an oath that, in his belief, Rafsanjanis admission was highly discriminatory and smacking of favouritism . Sheikholeslami was invited to appear before the North enquiry, where he said that Rafsanjanis academic background had no relevance to his proposed field of study at the Oriental Faculty and that in his opinion [Rafsanjani] was not qualified to be admitted to Oxford. Sheikholselami told the North enquiry that Rafsanjanis academic referees were of no value as they were without exception [written by] underlings working for his fathers institute who bore no relation to the candidates academic background. Sheikhoeslami informed the enquiry that he had received credible information that Rafsanjani hired the services of Mohammad Javad Ardalan to prepare his application. Ardalan is a graduate student who was admitted for study in 2007 at the Oriental Institute. Further to the evidence he gave to the North enquiry, Sheikholeslami has sworn on affidavit that Professor Herzig, the current Professor of Persian Studies, ordered Ardalan to help prepare Rafsanjanis application and doctoral thesis proposal . Sheikholeslami tells how on 26th March 2011, at 3pm, I was visited by Mohammad Javad Ardalan at Wadham College.

The report adds: “Sheikholeslami swore on oath that during this visit, Ardalan said he was asked by Herzig to assist Rafsanjani, and that he had met Rafsanjani at the Randolph Hotel to discuss the work he would do and the money he would be paid . The work involved downloading the relevant application form and helping to fill in the form, as well as prepar[ing] the [thesis] proposal for Rafsanjani. This was all to be done in English, which Prof Sheikholeslami noted was of crucial importance as Sheikholeslami knew that [Rafsanjani] did not have the minimum requisite level of English mandated at Oxford . Kaveh Moussavi, an Associate Research Fellow at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies in Oxford, who filed the original allegations against Rafsanjani, said, I have maintained all along that Rafsanjani paid to get into Oxford and that the internal rules [were] subverted by University insiders. Moussavi wrote to the Vice-Chancellor on Sunday, submitting new evidence, and asking him to reopen the investigation. Moussavi claims that the investigation was flawed, as North found no evidence of payments because he did not have the power to look at the bank statements of Ardalan and Rafsanjani . Nor did he know that Edmund Herzig had instructed Ardalan to help Rafsanjani. I have given the Vice-Chancellor the evidence. Sheikholeslami said, If the University plans to continue its secrecy, we have no alternative but to open the investigation. It will save the Universitys reputation without stating that the results of the previous one have been buried. Dr Homa Katouzian (an Iranian motherf-u-c-k-er who obviously tell lie), who had assessed Rafsanjanis application for study at Oxford, maintains that I did not know that Hashemi was Rafsanjanis son when I assessed his application, but it would not have made an iota of difference to my academic judgment even if I had known this. We cannot doubt the integrity of our applicants without obvious cause, and so, assuming that the allegation is true, there was no way in which this could have been known to me at the time. Rafsanjani said to Cherwell, These baseless allegations were brought against me before Christmas and investigated very thoroughly by Sir Peter North and the outcome was that he found not [sic] basis for these allegations. I received my admission from Oxford through a process of 7-9 months when my proposal was received, examined and analysed by more than one Professor.

The notorious Oxford university is one of the most corrupt university in the world. In fact, as we said before, British universities are really equal to corruption . Shame of them all.


Women, Suicide, and Foeticide

May 14, 2011

A woman accused of murdering her four-day-old baby girl by trying to kill herself with rat poison while pregnant. Bei Shuai, 34, a restaurant owner who moved to the US from China 10 years ago, was pregnant and planning to marry her boyfriend until she learned late last year that he was already married and he would be abandoning her. A few days later, on 23 December, she went to a hardware store, bought rat poison pellets, went back to her flat in Indianapolis and swallowed some. But she did not die immediately and was persuaded by friends to go to hospital. She was given treatment to counteract the poison and gave birth on New Year’s Eve, but her daughter, Angel, suffered seizures and died after four days. Shuai then had a second breakdown and spent a month in a psychiatric ward, after which she left to stay with friends and began rebuilding her life. But in March she was arrested and charged with murder and attempted foeticide. She now faces life imprisonment “If we allowed the state to put a woman in jail for anything that could pose a risk to her pregnancy, there would be nothing to stop the police putting in jail a woman who has a drink of wine or who smokes. So where do you draw the line?” ask Alexa Kolbi-Molinas, a lawyer with the American Civil Liberties Union, and it’s very important question. Linda Pence, Shuai’s lawyer, described the decision to prosecute her as “horrible” and “outrageous”. She disputes the prosecution’s claim that the baby died from rat poison, saying that Shuai received a host of medicines at the hospital, many of which could have caused the death. Kathrine Jack, a lawyer with the NAPW, said that after the initial suicide attempt, she had regained hope. “She has been on a rollercoaster,” said the lawyer, who argued that women such as Shuai should, rather than being locked up, receive medical and psychiatric help . It’s really true. The Kolbi-Molinas’ question is a very important question. There is two important matters that need serious attention:

1- The parents should be responsible. The pregnancy is a matter of both human life and animal life. In the animal life, the main goal is making baby and transferring genes as much as possible. The death of the foetus or the baby is not very important, and is considered as a natural error. The human life did not have any significant difference with the animal life, and just in the recent centuries the situation changed. Now we could talk about preventing pregnancy, 1 or 2 child per each parent, etc. The humans of the modern era, don’t want to be just a blind machine for transferring genes . They can choose to not transfer any gene, or in the future, they can choose to transfer selected genes. The modern humans want to have a healthy modern society, with a very low rates of crime. The healthy modern society needs healthy babies, and healthy and responsible parents. So the humans should be more careful and responsible about their foetus and their baby.

2- The foetus is a miniature human being, not a perfect human being. We know that the unplanned or unwanted pregnancies could make unhealthy babies, who are the future criminals or unhappy adults . We know that the health of mother is much more important than the health of an unborn foetus. So sometimes the abortion or foeticide, as some groups call it, is not only inevitable, but necessary. A woman that is on the edge of suicide is not a healthy mother, and she should abort her pregnancy. A woman that is very young, immature, and stupid should be able to abort her unwanted pregnancy. These women become irresponsible parents, who rear unhealthy and unhappy child.

Without doubt, the parents should be responsible, but punishing a woman that was on the edge of suicide, is itself a sign of irresponsibility . Where is the charlatan who make this poor woman pregnant? Both of them, the man and the woman, have the same level of stupidity and irresponsibility. The stupid Tories or Conservative-minds should solve the problems of the unhappy, unhealthy and poor adults, if they really care about the life of innocent babies or innocent children. Some Iranian psychologists say that each couple who want to make baby, must have a certificate; A certificate of ending a special training program. And without the certificate they should not have right to make baby and become parent. It seems reasonable.