[posing] a serious danger that such overbuilding will degrade and depreciate the character, image, beauty and reputation of the City’s residential neighborhoods with adverse consequences for the quality of life of all residents. Beverly Hills is hardly the place for architectural modesty, and yet locals really had something against Persian Palaces.
Banayan said she can understand why locals responded the way they did, to some extent.
Persians had been drawn to Beverly Hills and soon began to make their presence felt.
"I can respect that [established Americans] wanted to keep their own culture, too.
The modern memory is tainted by a loop of mullahs shouting "Death to America" and the saber-rattling of American leaders who have dubbed the country an Axis of Evil.