In an Ironic Twist of Fate, Ebrahim Yazdi (former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs) who suffers from cancer was arrested last june in Iran. The man who opposed the Shah to recieve treatment for Cancer in NY back in 1979/1980 was to be examined by his doctors in the US but was not allowed to leave the country. Yazdi is best remembered for General Rahimi's controversial trial and execution.
As Much as I admire Jon Stewart's Talent and humor, I cannot but notice that he has not really done his homework !
Oh Well Next Time Jon Maybe after reading this blog you may have a more eyeopening view of the backgrounds of who you invite on your shows ...
Good Luck with Your Excellent show which has a Great following in Iran with the Younger and equally clueless generation of my compatriots who were hardly born during the Revolution.
May I also Recommend YOU to Read the following book and also Invite Other Iranians including this lady who may have another Outlook on the Revolution of 1979 ?:
You may Realize that the Islamic Revolution of 1979 was not a Happy Picnic for Everyone ...
Iranian American Expat in Paris, FRANCEEbrahim Yazdi's Arrest: Jon Stewart interviews Son of Ebrahim Yazdi ( A Naturalized American) on the Daily show June 22, 2009:
Ebrahim Yazdi Interviewed Humorously on the Daily show amidst Iran's Presidential Election Campaign:
And is Compared to Colonel Sanders :
Ebrahim Yazdi Interrogates General Rahimi upon Arrest by Revolutionaries
Ebrahim Yazdi answers to the International Press regarding Rahimi ( Arrested) and the Prime Minister Shahpour Bakhtiar ( who has fled):
Revolutionaries display Corpses of Imperial Army Generals and Ministers in the Morgue for Foreign Journalists and Film crews. (circa 16/02/1979)
Fereydoun Farrokhzad Tribute to Genral Rahimi and General Mohagheghi ( executed for the failed Nojeh Coup aimed at toppling the mullahs) during a london concert amidst insults from the public shouting "dorough nagooh" aka "don't lie":
Fereidoune Farrokhzad ( Brother of famous poet Forough Farrokhzad. He was also assassinated in the early 1990's by the IRI death squads in Munich Germany):
Official Website of The Daily Show
American Comedy Show Finds Lots of Laughs in Iran VOA via Payvand
Brzezinksi and Yazdi, Three Decades Later (NewsWeek)
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