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Thursday, February 15, 2007

Al-Jazeera reporter Rageh Ommar, has fallen in love with Iran!


Ex-BBC reporter Rageh Ommar, who was ‘bought’ up by the newly launched Al-Jazeera international says he has fallen in love with Iran. Tonight BBC4 is showing a documentary made by him on life in Iran. He says the reason he wanted to make this documentary was because while working in Iraq prior to the Bush/Blair invasion he never did any reporting on how ‘normal’ people live their daily lives. He did not want to repeat the same mistake with Iran.

Mr. Omaar goes to Iran as the Islamic Republic is ‘celebrating’ its 28th year of ruling. In my view it is a great honour that such a prominent reporter has taken interest in our country. I think as we see people becoming interested in Iran, we should also make an effort in getting to know the history, politics, cultures and people of other nations.

I hear many Iranians ‘bragging’ about our 5000 year old history, and how culturally rich we are. In my view this is often said with an ignorance that disappoints me. I think and know many countries of the world who do have great history, politics, culture and people we can learn from. I do not think it is right to think we are better than other nations or people. I believe if we want to see changes in our people we must stop being so ignorant, and show our respect and interest in nations of the world that can teach us great matters in life!

Please visit Mr Ommar's article on Iran in Time http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/middle_east//article1363826.ece?Submitted=true

5 comments:

shima said...

hi elham jan , i also thought this program about Iran is gonna be tonight but infact it will be next thursday ,

Elham Binai said...

it was on tonight on bbc4, but will be on normal bbc2 next thursday...

shima said...

yeah? ok then how was it ? any good or just politic behind it.

Elham Binai said...

it is about peoples lives,but then anything in life is about politics,peoples lives are twisted with politics,but people just dont realise it themselves and think they are not part of the politics.....but they are the people being used and manipulated!

bnm said...

I felt something like xenophobia in Omaar's documentary, so he has been very close to a major root cause whithout any emphasis.