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How intelligent, peace-loving people cripple regimes: Iranian woman wins Nobel Prize


Jan 20, 2001
OSLO (Reuters) - Iranian lawyer Shirin Ebadi won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for her work defending human rights in an award aimed at spurring democratic reform across the Muslim world.

The Norwegian Nobel Committee praised Ebadi, one of Iran's first woman judges before the 1979 revolution forced her to step down in favor of men, for seeking to improve the rights of women and children.

But Vice-President Mohammad Ali Abtahi, a leading reformist figure, told Reuters the announcement was "very good news for every Iranian" and a sign of the active role played by Iranian women in politics.

Nobel watchers say that the five-member committee, which includes three women, probably chose Ebadi as a way of promoting change in a nation once branded part of an "axis of evil" by President Bush (news - web sites) with pre-war Iraq (news - web sites) and North Korea (news - web sites).
The theocrats are cursing Allah. I imagine Bush and Blair are wondering why they didn't win.


Oct 25, 2002
Originally posted by: Czar
Originally posted by: Shad0hawK
Originally posted by: tnitsuj
The President was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize?

if arafat can get one anyone can.
and people still not getting it why he got it
Arafat got it for killing israelis. In fact, one of the Nobel committee members abruptly quit after finding out arafat was going to share the peace prize with Peres. After seeing recent winners include people from North Korea and a leader of a terrorist organization (Arafat's Fatah), I think the Nobel Peace prize is a joke. I'd be ashamed if I won it.