Dr. Franklin LambResponses
Leader’s letter must be read in every classroom of West
Director of the Americans Concerned for Middle East Peace evaluated Iran’s Leader’s letter addressing western youth as the most brilliant and constructive analysis by any of the World’s leaders.
Franklin Lamb, a former Assistant Counsel of the US House Judiciary Committee at the US Congress, called on teachers and parents to take one hour and discuss the essay with their children and students which can help put the current poison of xenophobia and Islamophobia into the dustbin of history.
In an interview to Mehr News, Dr. Franklin Lamb praised Ayatollah Khamenei’s letter, saying that the just issued letter from Iran’s Leader, Seyed Ali Khamenei, to western youth is “brilliant in its analysis and is perhaps the most relevant and constructive act by any of the world’s leaders following the recent spate of terrorist crimes in Afghanistan, Iraq, Turkey, Lebanon, Syria, and the continuing Zionist crimes in Palestine.”
Calling it a timely action, Lamb said “Ayatollah Khamenei’s appeal to youth is urgently needed counsel given the anti-Islam hysteria in my country, America, and generally in the West and elsewhere.”
Underlining the importance of issuing such a letter, he said the world is to highly regard the event. “Would that his letter be read in every classroom in the West and discussed paragraph by paragraph. Our young people who will guide the future, if their teachers and parents would take one hour and discuss this essay, our countries can benefit enormously from its insights and recognize that the values expressed are universal norms and that his words restate the underpinnings of American and Western claimed humanitarian values.”
He expressed hope the wise work of Iran’s Leader Seyed Ali Khameniei, be contemplated as a watershed communication that can help put the current poison of xenophobia and Islamophobia into the dustbin of history and aid in our achieving religious and cultural reconciliation as we face the common threat of global terrorism. “I shall discuss it with my children and I recommend that all parents do as well.”
Dr. Franklin Lamb is an American international lawyer and former Professor of International Law at Northwestern College of Law in Oregon, who is based in Beirut and Damascus. Author of ‘US Preparing for a Post-Israel Middle East?’ and ‘The Case for Palestinian Civil Rights in Lebanon’ was a former Assistant Counsel of the US House Judiciary Committee at the US Congress. Lamb is director of the Americans Concerned for Middle East Peace, Beirut-Washington DC, Board Member of The Sabra Shatila Foundation and works with the Palestine Civil Rights Campaign-Lebanon.
Source: Mehr News Agency