Channel 4 was very brave in showing an alternative Xmas message from The President of Iran.
I didn't watch it till later - I hadn't even known it was on until finding out my nephew had watched it.
So, I had a look and it was very interesting.
I don't speak the same language as the President and maybe he actually said something completely different from the translation (the famous Memri 'bad translation' springs to mind).
Still, I don't think there is much for me to disagree with in this part.
'If Christ were on earth today, undoubtedly He would stand with the people in opposition to bullying, ill-tempered and expansionist powers.
If Christ were on earth today, undoubtedly He would hoist the banner of justice and love for humanity to oppose warmongers, occupiers, terrorists and bullies the world over.
If Christ were on earth today, undoubtedly He would fight against the tyrannical policies of prevailing global economic and political systems, as He did in His lifetime.'
If only our Head of State were as free, or as willing, as the Iranian Head of State to speak out against those forces of oppression which are ruining the World.
Sadly, she isn't.
If she can't say what she thinks what hope is there for us?