Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Welcome Iranians

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Welcome Iranians

Article excerpt

All of us in this country, except the native Indians, are immigrants to America. Therefore, we have no right to block entry to people who wish to come here, if it is proven they are not terrorists. Even more paradoxical is the fact that our president has banned people from seven Muslim countries but has not excluded people from Saudi Arabia and Egypt, the two countries responsible for the terrorists who attacked us on 9/11 and killed thousands of innocent citizens. Among the seven banned countries, Iran has the largest population (80 million) and the largest army to help the U.S. to bring peace in the Middle East. In fact, this was the long-range plan of President Barack Obama.

Probably our present government is not aware of the fact that educated and talented Iranians have been immigrating to our country in large numbers since 1979 when the Islamists overthrew the shah and established a strong dictatorship. …

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