Ayatollahs Reach Out to Hispanics

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The following is a contribution by outside blogger Gregory Sokoloff. Opinions expressed are solely those of Mr. Sokoloff.

They did not make us wait long. The Iranian ayatollahs have now decided to reach out to Hispanics, including those living in the United States.

This week, the regime in Tehran launched what has been dubbed HispanTV, a 24-hour news and cultural information channel “designed to eventually reach millions of persons in Latin America, the United States and Europe,” according to a statement in Spanish posted on the new channel’s Website, www.hispantv.ir.

In its afternoon broadcast on Thursday, Miami-based Univision showed footage from the first Iranian Spanish-language broadcast, in which a female announcer — clad, as was to be expected, in a dress with long sleeves and a headscarf — greeted her audience in a perfect Madrid accent. “Look who is speaking Spanish now!” remarked Univision anchorwoman Barbara Bermudo with a smile.

What will the content of the new channel be? “Information, culture, religion …art and politics” among other subjects, stated the channel’s Website. The goal? According to the statement, it consists in “building a bridge of friendship and understanding among the peoples of Iran, the Middle East and Hispanic America in order to establish and strengthen ties based on the principles of friendship, brotherhood, solidarity and justice.” Sounds like a page from the Occupy Wall Street playbook, doesn’t it?

The channel added enigmatically that it was also looking to become “a multi-dimensional pillar of support for those who are looking for a space to share their life experiences.” Lola Garcia, a Madrid-based publicist for HispanTV, told Agence France-Presse that the channel was run by the Iranian state and had three staff in Madrid and correspondents around the world. For what it could mean, read my previous blog “We Shall Choose a Different Way” published on December 22.

I also have to give it to those folks in Tehran: I think they have a much clearer understanding of what kind of opportunities illegal immigration and the resulting growth of the undocumented Hispanic community in the United States is offering than the vast majority of our politicians right here in Washington.

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  1. avatar

    Our government knows the majority of Americans want illegals out of our country, but do they care? Not one solitary person thats looking for a vote in 2012.
    I wont vote for anyone that is willing to support illegals while so many people, Americans, have no jobs. If we all, in numbers, protest against illegals, the money we spend on them, while the banks give us 1% interest on savings, groceries go up in price, telephones up, cable up, rent up, medicines up, gas up. Do I n eed to go on? If government thinks we are so stupid and dont give a hoot, speak up!

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      “Sounds like a page from the Occupy Wall Street playbook, doesn’t it?”

      The constant ideological spins you put on most of your articles is very off putting to people with intelligence. I would like to see something done about immigration in American, but the issue transcends the mindless Liberal vs. Conservative framing that corporate media insists on perpetuating.

      I can always count on an ImmigrationReform.com article to be a waste of 3 minutes of my life. I’m going to write a letter to Federation of Immigration Reform urging them to stop linking with your site. It’s a discredit to the movement for sane immigration policy in America.

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    They have different agendas is what it is – ANYBODY who wants to piss on our fence – you can be sure ahmina doo-doo is going to be right there unzipping their dirty, holey, rags and whippin’ it out for them and making sure the aim is good – Which makes it of PARAMOUNT CONCERN to get our borders sealed AIR FREAKING TIGHT – Because its only a matter of time before they come at us again – And we let these douchebags into this country where they attend that farce in New York and bash us some more.UN – BELIEVABLE .I was in the military – i don’t think theres anyone out there would deny we’re at war – and not many would disagree as to the level of treason being exhibited in our government so the very least – VERY LEAST should be IMPEACHMENT –

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      TREASON IS AT ITS BEST….BUT WHO IS GOING TO STOP IT, NO ONE…WE NOW HAVE A GOVERNMENT THAT TURNED ITS BACK ON ‘AMERICAN CITIZENS’..JUDGES WON’T DO THEIR DUTY, ”WE THE PEOPLE” ARE ON OUR OWN…SOMEHOW WE MUST TAKE BACK AMERICA, NOW
      GOD BLESS ALL

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      Let’s just send all the illegals to Tehran – sounds like they’ll be welcome there. See how much sympathy they have for the illegals when they’re footing the bill for them.

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        THE ISSUE THAT IS CONSTANTLY OVERLOOKED IS THE UNFAIRNESS TO PEOPLE WHO HAVE AND ARE TRYING TO COME IN THROUGH THE PROPER CHANNELS. PEOPLE WAIT FOR YEARS TO BECOME A CITIZEN AND YEARS MORE TO BRING A FAMILY MEMBER TO BEGIN THE PROCESS ! THIS ADMINISTRATION IS SPENDING ALL THEIR EFFORTS TO MAKE THE PROCESS EASIER FOR ILLEGALS AND NOTHING TO MAKE THE PROCESS SHORTER FOR PEOPLE GOING THROUGH THE TEDIOUS AND LONG LINE THE LEGAL WAY ! THIS ADMINISTRATION IS ONLY CONCERNED WITH MAKING POLICIES THAT WILL EXPAND THEIR VOTING BASE AND KEEP THEM IN POWER. TO COME AND BECOME A CITIZEN OF THE GREATEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD SHOULD BE AS EASY AS WE CAN POSSIBLY MAKE IT FOR THOSE TRYING TO COME IN THROUGH PROPER CHANNELS. IT SHOULD NOT BE A SYSTEM THAT TAKES SO LONG THAT THE ONLY INCENTIVE IS TO COME IN THE BACK DOOR. WAKE UP AMERICA !!!