Power to the People! Thanks to YouTube!
- For the third day in a row the video is the most linked-to video on Technorati, prompting this insightful post (Candid Cameras) from Dan Glaister on Guardian’s blog Comment is Free. Consider posting a link to the video from your blog.
- UCLA officials has taken notice and have ordered an independent investigation into the case. (This was recommended by CAIR-LA earlier.)
- More interestingly, the government of the Islamic Republic has sent its two cents on the matter: In a statement issues Saturday, Iran’s foreign ministry has said that the incident has “hurt the feelings of the Iranian nation.” (It strikes me that the government of Iran lacks the credibility to defend students and to debate brutality against them.
I will fallow this issue over the next few days and report any further developments. It is important that his incident not go unnoticed, and if proven to be motivated by religious or racial intolerance, it should provide the starting point for a long-awaited debate on the matter.