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Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Iran-US confrontation; the Veil; Assimilation vs. Multiculturalism

To see this week's TV International programme, for Tuesday 27 February 2007, click here.

In this week's programme:

Interview with Hamid Taqvaee on Hossein Derakhshan's Guardian article entitled Stop bullying Iran. Taqvaee challenges Derakhshan's claim that 'The Islamic Republic is worth defending. Even at its worst, it is way better than anything the US or anyone else can bring to Iran.' He also challenges a viewer's letter saying that one should support the US attack on Iran. He says why defend either.

Interview with Sohaila Sharifi on the veil. Sharifi talks about why March 8 this year is focused on opposing the veil, why the veil is not just another piece of clothing or a matter of choice.

The programme also highlights the case of the 22 year old Egyptian blogger Abdel Karim Nabil Soleiman who has been imprisoned for four years for insulting Islam and the president and the campaign to save Delara Darabi initiated by Mina Ahadi and Nazanin Afshin-Jam.

Interview with Bahram Soroush on Kenan Malik's article in the Catalyst entitled Thinking outside the box. Soroush talks about the discord between assimilationists and multiculturalists.

New Channel will be switching to another satellite station next week so there will be no programme next week.

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