Couple Tries to Dispel Iran’s “Bad Rap,” Goes to Jail
Excerpt: The latest victims of the Left’s fantasy world. The story has invited more ridicule than sympathy: an Australian couple has been arrested in Iran after only traveling there in the first place to “try to break the stigma around travelling to countries which get a bad wrap [sic] in the media.” Jolie King and Mark Firkin should have known better, but they are by no means the first naïve Westerners that ridiculed the idea that “the world is a big, scary place” and then place themselves in harm’s way. Those were the words of Jay Austin and Lauren Geoghegan, an American couple that was murdered by Islamic State (ISIS) jihadis last year while biking through Tajikistan. As naïve as all four of these people certainly are or were, the responsibility for their plight lies not just with the Islamic Republic of Iran or ISIS, but also with the Leftist world in which they moved and lived. The Left’s leaders constructed a fantasy world, because Leftist ideas are dead on the drawing board without it.