Driving home today at 18:00 with my wife and listening to the only English speaking radio station in Cairo that I know of. I really do not want to go on about how lame the music is on Nile FM and how they play music that, either no one has ever heard of or they keep recycling 60s, 70s and 80s music throughout the day. I am also not going to rant about how annoying some of the presenters can be with their limited vocabulary. However I am going to talk about how in todays drive time show with Safi, they were talking about how people can exaggerate things. Safi was giving examples and one of the examples he gave was of a friend who said that his father had a nuclear bomb at home. Fine so far and nothing wrong with this. Safi then went on to suggest that the only way such a claim would be believable is if the father was Iranian. My wife and I looked at each other in disgust. WHY?
Well If he had said if his friend was a Zionist or Israeli, then it would make sense. If he would have said if his friend was American, British or French then it would make sense and utterly plausible. Which country in the Middle East is the only one with nuclear weapons? Which country in the Middle East that has nuclear weapons but is not part of the non-proliferation treaty? Which country in the Middle East that has nuclear weapons and has used chemical weapons on civilians? The answer to all three question is Israel. All five permanent members of the United Nation council are nuclear powers and Yet Mr Safi reckons an Iranian is the most likely person on the planet to have nuclear weapons at home.
Mr Safi should get out more and not only expand his music knowledge but more importantly consider other news than what the BBC and CNN have to offer. I think Mr Safi should apologise for the statement he made in todays show (Monday 5th July at 18:00)
BTW I am not Iranian.