Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Tehran names street after Rachel Corrie. Family must be so proud!

From Iran's ABNA:
The Tehran City Council on Tuesday ratified a proposal calling for one of the streets in Tehran to be named after the American peace activist, Rachel Corrie, who is viewed as an icon by many for her resistance against the Zionist regime.

Rachel Aliene Corrie was an American member of the International Solidarity Movement (ISM) and a peace activist who was brutally crushed to death in 2003 when run over by a U.S.-supplied Israeli army bulldozer while attempting to prevent the demolition of a Palestinian home in Gaza.

The proposal to name a street after Corrie was first put forward by ten universities based in Tehran.

According to the ratification, the 27th street in District 6 of the Tehran Municipality will be named after her.
How wonderful! Maybe her parents will go to Iran to thank the regime personally!

There already is a street named after her in Ramallah, pictured here:

The ABNA site also tastefully includes a photo of her - dead.

(h/t Israel Muse)