US congressman offers students ‘one-way tickets to Tehran’

WEAR-TV, an affiliate of ABC News, reported today that a prestigious public university in Iran is offering scholarships to American students expelled this week for their involvement in pro-Palestinian protests and encampments in the United States.

Mohammed Moazzeni, the head of Shiraz University, reportedly said: “Students and even professors who have been expelled or threatened with deportation can continue their studies at Shiraz University and I believe other universities in Shiraz and Fars province are also willing (to provide the conditions).”

US Congressman Matt Gaetz (R-FL) responded to Moazzeni’s offer by amplifying the announcement, proposing: “We should buy them one-way tickets to Tehran.” (A round-trip ticket to Tehran from New York is listed today on the United Airlines website and costs $2,499 for economy class, and more than $11,000 to fly business class.)

Fellow MAGA loyalists like Gaetz’s idea. David Pollack, the conservative Florida talk show host, responded: “I.”I would forgive student loans for that!”

Note: The Iranian university system has historically been strongly linked to the American university system, and has been particularly influenced by the Ivy League University of Pennsylvania, the former president’s alma mater. Donald Trumpbillionaire Elon Muskand numerous other prominent business, scientific and political figures.

Shiraz University is part of the larger Pahlavi University in Iran, whose modern history began in 1960 when the Shah of Iran, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, invited “the atomic physicist Gaylord P. Harnwell, president of the University of Pennsylvania” to the Iranian university system. and advise the Iranian government on how to improve it. The result was a relationship between UPenn and Iran where UPenn led the transformation of Pahlavi University into an American-style higher education institution.