Monday, September 24, 2007

"Che's" Children Are Fasting for Ramadan Like Good Muslims

"Che" Guevara's middle-aged children, Camilo and Aleida, are visiting Iran at the invitation of the Culture Alliance Center, described in news reports as a "non-governmental organization" as if it were remotely possible for any group not connected to the government of this Islamic theocracy to declare a "culture alliance" with infidels (no pun intended). The children of the inveterate enemy of religion — all religions, including, of course, Islam — assured their hosts that their father would have supported the Iranian Revolution, which is true insofar as the methods of that Revolution are concerned. Iranian students at Tehran's Amir Kabir University assured them in turn of their admiration for and commitment to the ideals of "Che" Guevara, the practice of which, in any form, would lead to death by stoning in their country, not just because Communism is atheistic, but because it is a competing theocracy and a Western one at that.

The Guevaras trip coincided with the Muslim observance of Ramadan, during which the faithful fast in the daytime hours. The internationalist Guevaras are also fasting while in Iran, which I suppose makes sense, since they could hardly eat at a luncheon in their honor when their hosts don't. Of course, for any other Cubans but the privileged Guevara siblings, Ramadan might actually be a welcome reprieve from the hunger and starvation to which they are accustumed. Muslims voluntarily fast during daylight hours in the holy month of Ramadan (but eat before sunset and after sundown). Ordinary Cubans, of course, fast involuntarily at all hours and all year long.

4 comments:

Charlie Bravo said...

From icon of terrorists, che, to icon of terrorists Mahmoud, there's no distance.....

Manuel A.Tellechea said...

Charlie:

Whatever their brand of fanaticism, terrorists always employ the same methods and pursue the same objectives: absolute power and personal enrichment. There is really no difference between the mullahs in Iran and Castro's generals; and, in their mutual relations the main chance is always uppermost.

Vana said...

I'm sure che's priviledged children don't know what hunger is,
now having to fast all day in Iran they may appreciate how hungry the average Cuban feels, even though I'm sure they don't give a shit

Charlie Bravo said...

Exactly, they are one and the same.