Musings —02.12.2010 09:29 AM—
Help for Iranian Friend
From my North Van days, I have a lot of friends from the Iranian diaspora. One of them is back over there, and writes to me this morning:
_______February 12 at 9:27am
Hope you are well. Interesting development. I just got the 4th nicest death threat phone call a few hours ago and I have come to the conclusion that its time I left the Middle East. Free speech is not so welcomed in this part of the world.
Was wondering if you could hook me up with a media company, a marketing firm, a news paper or anything that could help me get back on my feet while I make a run for it back home to Toronto. Need to leave ASAP if possible.
I’ve told him/her to get back here, fast, and we will help.
He/she is super-smart, political, and a great writer and communicator. If you have any suggestions, please email me confidentially at firstname.lastname@example.org.