Ahmadinejad to Iran’s rulers: Keep coed colleges

11.07.2011                      09.Tammus, 5771

Teheran:

Ahmadinejad to Iran's rulers: Keep coed colleges

Ahmadinejad — reviled by the opposition as a figurehead of hard-line rule — is now temporarily in the reformists' corner by opposing plans to segregate male and female students at Iranian universities.

Iran's political power struggles have brought no shortage of cutthroat intrigue with careers ruined, government officials arrested and even accusations of black magic. And now this — firebrand President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as the voice of liberal dissent.
That's the latest twist in the showdown between Ahmadinejad and Iran's ruling clerics. Ahmadinejad — reviled by the opposition as a figurehead of hard-line rule — is now temporarily in the reformists' corner by opposing plans to segregate male and female students at Iranian universities….