I noticed the Muslim Council condemning Kilroy with these words:
Kilroy also displays a lamentable grasp of geography and history:
“The Arab world has not exactly earned our respect, has it? Iran is a vile, terrorist-supporting regime - part of the axis of evil.”
Iran is a largely Farsi-speaking country (not Arab) and heir to an enormously rich civilisation.
As a rule I don't have much time for racial stereotyping, but it made me wonder if Iranians aren't Arabs what are they?
A problem about identifying races is that there seems to be many layers to what race someone belongs to. Caucasian covers a lot of different types of people, so is Celtic also a race? and then are Irish Celts different from Breton Celts? I don't know and frankly don't care. One of the huge advantages of identifying yourself as an Englishman is that you are identifying yourself as a racial mongrel but with an identifiable culture.
Anyway, back to Iran. The Muslim Council seems to be basing their racial profiling on language - which must be wrong. So Iran has Arabs to the left of them, Asians to the right and Caucasians to the north. So what do they think they are themselves:
The Aryan National Press
I am Dariush, the Great King, the King of Kings
The King of many countries and many peoples
The King of this expansive land, the son of Wishtasp Achamenia
Persian, the son of a Persian, 'Aryan', from the Aryan Race
Dariush's scripture in Naqshe-e-Rostam
So I least I have learnt something from this whole tale.