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Shiraz Dossa

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Previously: Rex Murphy / Holocaust Deniers.

Sunday June 24 2007

24/06/07, Neil MacFarquhar, Iran Cracks Down on Dissent, Parading Examples in Streets, Source.

Wednesday May 30 2007

Only chicken connection here is 'Ku Klux Klan' if you repeat it quickly ...

Shiraz Dossa
"In fact, Ahmadinejad has not denied the Holocaust or proposed Israel’s liquidation; he has never done so in any of his speeches on the subject (all delivered in Farsi/Persian)."
     Shiraz Dossa.

"Izzat so then? Really? Let's see about that ..."
     David Wilson.

Hairsplitting over exactly what was said in 2005 ... those with one axe to grind see it one way, those with another see another, etc. Shiraz Dossa appears to me to be a childish whiner, albeit with some letters after his name. False humility (shown in his university homepage) does not make judgements, but it gives clues. He is a doting father apparently - can't be all bad then eh? He has not been fired, and I for one am glad of that (though how he got tenure is another question).

Ideological tempest in a teapot. The last letter-writer to the Globe came closest to a balanced view, in my estimation. 'Nuf said.

Articles roughly in order:
28/10/05, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, at Tehran Conference (translation), Source.
02/06/06, Jonathan Steele, If Iran is ready to talk, the US must do so unconditionally, Source.
11/06/06, Ethan Bronner, Just How Far Did They Go, Those Words Against Israel?, Source.
14/06/06, Jonathan Steele, Lost in translation, Source.
13/12/06, Editorial, A denial-fest in Tehran, Source.
14/12/06, John Ibbitson, Even a scholar's academic freedom has its limits in Canada, Source.
14/12/06, CAUT/APCCU, Statement on the controversy over Professor Shiraz Dossa, Source.
14/12/06, Raymond J. Lahey, The Dossa debate, Source.
14/12/06, Caroline Alphonso, University embarrassed by professor's Tehran visit, Source.
15/12/06, Frederick Sweet, Dr. Dossa: round two, Source.
16/12/06, Allan Greer, The light of truth, Source.
28/12/06, John Ibbitson, The responsibility of freedom, Source.
06/07, Shiraz Dossa, The Explanation We Never Heard, Source.
28/05/07, Michael Valpy, Professor who attended Holocaust conference blasts critics as Islamophobes, Source.

Some Letters to the Editor:
29/05/07, Letters, Russell Maynard, The professor and the Holocaust, Source.
29/05/07, Letters, Cal Bricker, The professor and the Holocaust, Source.
29/05/07, Letters, David Schatzky, The professor and the Holocaust, Source.
29/05/07, Letters, Michael Benedict, The professor and the Holocaust, Source.
30/05/07, Letters, Abraham H. Foxman, The professor and the critics, Source.
30/05/07, Letters, Ed Morgan & Irving Bella, The professor and the critics, Source.
31/05/07, Letters, Miles Tompkins, The professor and tolerance, Source.

Some links to Juan Cole referred to by Shiraz Dossa as an authority:
Wednesday, May 03, 2006, Hitchens the Hacker; And, Hitchens the Orientalist, And, "We don't Want Your Stinking War!.
Global Americana Institute / Americana in Arabic Library Translation Project.
Juan Cole - Wikipedia.
Informed Comment / Thoughts on the Middle East, History, and Religion.

A-and to StFX:
St. Francis Xavier University, Shiraz Dossa Homepage, Student Comments.

A-and to the Iranian government:
Presidency of The Islamic Republic of Iran, unfortunately no longer has any 2005 archives available.

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