"Remark by the Iranian president on the Zionist regime was a scientific debate. It is not a new issue," Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hamid-Reza Asefi said, quoted by the official IRNA news agency.The UN passed the dreaded "non-binding resolution," by 75 to 50 with 43 abstentions. (Maybe "the world's politicians and thinkers are backing Iran's justice seeking spirit". After all, a minority of countries voted for the resolution.) Meanwhile, the EU went even further and condemned Ahmadinejad's raving "unreservedly." The Iranians were horrified.
"I am surprised with the approaches taken towards this scientific debate. The type of reaction the Europeans and the westerners have shown to the president's remark has no place in the civilized world," Asefi added.
"The EU statement is not based on international diplomatic norms. They should avoid illogical methods," he said. "Westerners are used to leading a monologue, but they should learn to listen to different views."Those narrow-minded Western bigots! They should show more respect for what is both Iranian state policy and high-ranking clerical opinion.
Ayatollah Ali Meshkini, who heads the Assembly of Experts, told worshippers at Friday prayers in the clerical epicentre of Qom that the slaughter of millions of Jews in World War II was a "false rumour".Of course, Ahmadinejad and the Shi'ite gangster state are about more than just Holocaust denial and genocidal fantasies. They're about salvation.
"The president's statements ... are completely rational and come from all Iranian hearts. The European countries reacted because they cannot bear to hear the president's rational comments."
Salvation. Rationality. Science. Logic. Those Iranians have it all.
'Islam is the only mean for salvation of mankind with the Iranian nation as global front-runner and flag-holder of the real Islam,' Ahmadinjead said.
I agree with E above. That is one of the central issues, and, in my opinion, yes, it is a hate crime. And, we should abolish the teaching of such idiocy altogether.
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