Iran restricts social sciences seen as 'Western'
AP / Nasser Karimi
24-Oct-2010 (2 comments)

TEHRAN, Iran – Iran has imposed new restrictions on 12 university social sciences deemed to be based on Western schools of thought and therefore incompatible with Islamic teachings, state radio reported Sunday.

The list includes law, philosophy, management, psychology, political science and the two subjects that appear to cause the most concern among Iran's conservative leadership — women's studies and human rights.

"The content of the current courses in the 12 subjects is not in harmony with religious fundamentals and they are based on Western schools of thought," senior education official Abolfazl Hassani told state radio.

Hassani said the restrictions prevent universities from opening new departments in these subjects. The government will also revise the content of current programs by up to 70 percent over the next few years, he said.

The decision is seen as a response to concerns expressed last year by Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who said the subjects could lead to religious doubts. Khamenei, who has final say on all state matters in Iran, urged officials to take altering the curriculum into "serious consideration."


IRI terrified of thought and education

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On the direct orders of the "supreme" leader.  The regime follows the same path as Pol Pot  and the Khmer Rouge- it cannot tolerate intellectuals and knowledge. 


Darius Kadivar

Normal All they can produce in IRI Academia is Cm(H2O)n ...

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i.e: Carbohydrates :