March 13, 2007, - 2:11 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
Well, for once, I agree with Islamist Iranians and their Kramer-jacketed leader, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Sort of.
They’re upset with the portrayal of Persians in the movie, “300,” claiming it insults Persian civilization. I’m not upset with that. But, as I wrote in my review of the movie, I do agree that the portrayal of of Xerxes as a transvestite bizarro is inaccurate. Ditto for the portrayal of ancient Xerxian Persians (who were NOT Muslims) as freaks and weirdoes.
But, then, there are the Muslim Iranians of today. They are, indeed, effeminate girlie-men and freaks and weirdoes. During a TIME Magazine interview, Ahmadinejad was so overtly vain and so obsessed with his looks, that he’s a metrosexual and a girlie-man is pretty much established fact.
So, what was the problem, again?
Actually, the biggest insult is that today’s Islamist Iranians actually think they have any real connection–any resemblance at all–to ancient Persian civilization. After all, that would also assume that, today, they’re civilized.
U.S. hostages for 444 days in 1979-1981 can attest otherwise. Ditto for far too many others.
And ancient Persians were not Muslims. They bore no resemblance to and have nothing to do with the Iranians that live there, today. Not at all.
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