* The mullahs are thrilled:Â thanking Islam for its great contribution to American history, President Obama made clear to the world’s aggressors that America will not be confronting them for the foreseeable future.
Iran’s Thug-in-Chief: Holocaust “not an issue” for Germany; suggests referendum to prove Germans hate “Zionist regime”
The Thug-in-Chief has been fairly quiet in recent months, perhaps due to upcoming elections. But ultimately, he just couldn’t help himself.
Which part of ‘wipe Israel off the map’ did you not understand?
This is part of an interview with Iranian PresidentÂ Mahmoud AhmadinejadÂ in Germany’sÂ Der Spiegel, via Carl in J’lem:
SPIEGEL: You have become one of the most powerful political players in the region because you have become a champion of the Palestinian cause.
Ahmadinejad: We are defending more than the basic rights of oppressed Palestinians. Our proposal for resolving the Middle East conflict is that the Palestinians should be allowed to decide their own future in a free referendum. Do you think it right that some European countries and the United States support the occupying regime and the unnatural Zionist state, but condemn Iran, merely because we are defending the rights of the Palestinian people?
SPIEGEL: You are talking about Israel, a member of the United Nations that has been recognized worldwide for many decades. What would you do if a majority of the Palestinians voted for a two-state solution, that is, if they recognized Israel’s right to exist?
Ahmadinejad: If that were what they decided, everyone would have to accept this decision…
SPIEGEL: …and you too would have to recognize Israel, a country that you have said, in the past, you would like to “wipe off the map.” Please tell us exactly what you said and what you meant by it.
Ahmadinejad: Let me put it this way, facetiously: Why did the Germans cause so much trouble back then, allowing these problems to arise in the first place? The Zionist regime is the result of World War II. What does any of this have to do with the Palestinian people? Or with the Middle East region? I believe that we must get to the root of the problem. If one doesn’t consider the causes, there can be no solution.
SPIEGEL: Does getting to the root of the problem mean wiping out Israel?
Ahmadinejad: It means claiming the rights of the Palestinian people. I believe that this is to everyone’s benefit, to that of America, Europe and Germany. But didn’t we want to discuss Germany and German-Iranian relations?
SPIEGEL: That’s what we are talking about. The fact that you deny Israel’s right to exist is of critical importance when it comes to German-Iranian relations.
Ahmadinejad: Do you believe that the German people support the Zionist regime? Do you believe that a referendum could be held in Germany on this question? If you did allow such a referendum to take place, you would discover that the German people hate the Zionist regime.
SPIEGEL: We are confident that this is not the case.
Ahmadinejad: I do not believe that the European countries would have been as indulgent if only one-hundredth of the crimes that the Zionist regime has committed in Gaza had happened somewhere in Europe. Why on earth do the European governments support this regime? I have already tried to explain this to you once before…
SPIEGEL: …when we argued about your denial of the Holocaust three years ago. After the interview, we sent you a film by SPIEGEL TV about the extermination of the Jews in the Third Reich. Did you receive the DVD about the Holocaust, and did you watch it?
Ahmadinejad: Yes, I did receive the DVD. But I did not want to respond to you on this question. I believe that the controversy over the Holocaust is not an issue for the German people. The problem is more deep-seated than that. By the way, thank you once again for coming. You are Germans, and we think very highly of the Germans.
I can’t wait to hearÂ Roger Cohen‘s interpretation. By the way, much of the interview also shows how President Obama’s change in relations with Iran is having no impact. I’m sure you’re all shocked.
Thug-In-Chief: “Great things are happening in the United States. I believe that the Americans are in the process of initiating important developments.”
Another issue raised in the interview was Iran’s relations with the United States under new President Barack Obama.According to Ahmadinejad, “Great things are happening in the United States. I believe that the Americans are in the process of initiating important developments.”
Iran: Artist Delara Darabi Will Soon Be Hanged
*SomeÂ human rights activists have been fighting desperately to save her life. Sadly, the friggin mullah’s enjoy hanging innocent women:
She was under 18Â at time of the alleged crime
NCRI – The mullahs’ Supreme Court upheld the death sentence of Delara Darabi, a 23-year-old female artist. She will face the gallows soon.Â
Darabi has been serving time since she was 17. The ruling clerics first tried and sentenced her to death in Juvenile Court in the northern city of Rasht.
However, the human rights activists managed to force the mullahs’ judiciary to put a temporary hold on her death sentence.
Her paintings have drawn considerable attention both domestically and internationally. Human rights activists have been instrumental in holding exhibitions of her arts to help her case.
Ms. Sarvnaz Chitsaz, Chair of the NCRI’s Women’s Committee, described Darabi’s death sentence as criminal since she was under 18 at the time of the alleged crime. She also called on all international human rights organizations and women’s rights activists, in particular the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, to adopt urgent binding measures to stop Darabi’s execution.
*Don’t expect NOW (liberals need only apply), or UN HRC (they remain silent on this issue, want to criminalize anyone speaking bad of Islam) to do crap. Apparently some groups prefer toÂ look the other wayÂ instead of speaking out about human rights violations in Iran.Â
Read Delara’s storyÂ here.
Update: To further clarify, she does need to be punishedÂ but not by hanging,Â especially when the alleged crime took place when she was under 18. SeeÂ Stop Child Executions.