Shirin Ebadi was the first Muslim woman to receive the Peace Prize.
Her visit here comes as the United States has troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, which border on Iran on the west and east. “A military attack, and even the threat of a military attack, will hurt the democratization process in a country. For by invoking national security, the government will diminish individual freedoms.”
Some analysts also contend that Iran is secretly developing nuclear weapons. “No country needs nuclear weapons, not Iran, nor the United states, nor Israel” Ebadi’s speech tonight in the Mondavi Center is sold out, but will be carried live on the UC Davis webpage.