Monday, December 19, 2005

Rationality, Iranian Style

Ah, the sweet music of tolerance.
"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.
"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 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.

"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".
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."
Of course, Ahmadinejad and the Shi'ite gangster state are about more than just Holocaust denial and genocidal fantasies. They're about salvation.

'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.

Salvation. Rationality. Science. Logic. Those Iranians have it all.


Epaminondas said...

Mahathir was great leader, don't you know?

Here is the heart of the issue
Many muslims believe one cannot be racist about jews, because jews really are different (Which sounds like a bunch of 'nice' blond ladies at a golf club I was assigned to in 1966 in the south, but they weren't speaking about jewish people)

That's why there is a stentorian silence in arab/muslim lands.

This is an article of faith.

The QUESTION of our times therefore becomes this:
Is the Quran a racist document?

Is teaching the "Stone and the Tree" and apes and pigs a hate crime in the west?

I believe this very difficult issue should be central as we move forward. We cannot deny it away.
We need frank discussions, and we need to face the results if we are going to deal with this

Pastorius 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.

Papa Ray said...

Islam is a cult, the world's worse, most evil cult.

We need to start addressing and naming Islam as such: The Cult of Islam.


Iran: We would win Nuke War !

But I thought they didn't plan on having nukes..

Oh well.

Papa Ray
West Texas