The Iranian Stain
September 25, 2007
In the end, the Mahmoud Ahmadenijad confirmed the bigotry, hate and brutality that he, the regime he represents. More importantly, those who even remotely support his ideologies and beliefs have been exposed for what they are.
Let’s look at some of those beliefs and ideologies.
The Iranian leader wants continued academic study on the Holocaust. This self proclaimed ‘scientist’ and ‘academic’ has made clear his academic bona fides by appointing David Duke and other, similarly credentialed individuals as a honored guests at the Holocaust Conference in Iran.
Ahmadenijad has embraced those who continue to be proponents of ugly racist ideologies. The leftists who embrace Ahmadenijad and turn a blind eye to his support of anti Semitic ideologues need to consider a few realities. The support of oppressive and dysfunctional Middle East regimes for whom anti Semitism is mothers milk, is also an expression of support for the purveyors of other kinds of hate. When the left, via Mahmoud Ahmadenijad gives David Duke a free pass on Jew hatred, they are willingly aligning themselves with Duke’s other ugly ideologies. Embrace Ahmadenijad and you are embracing David Duke.
Let’s put it this way. There are those who are willing to turn a blind eye to the evil directed against the Jews in World War Two. Denying that Holocaust is to deny the evil committed against the Gypsies, homosexuals, mentally ill, terminally ill and physically deformed individuals.
Have you ever noticed how those who deny the Holocaust are the same people who think racial or religious holocausts are a good idea?
While David Duke and an assortment of renowned racists and anti semites are Mahmoud Ahmadenijad’s idea of ‘academics,’ it bears noting that there were none from the more traditional Halls of Academia, either here or in academia. The idea promulgated by the Iranian leader that academics are ‘intimidated’ in the west is absurd. American universities are replete with fringe professors and teachers who are advocates for all kinds of ideas, including anti Semitic and anti Israel causes. Professors who regularly promote deceit, advocate violence and even genocide are tolerated on American and European campuses.
The left has embraced the likes Ahmadenijad, the man who welcomed David Duke and other racists and bigots with open arms. Their moral, political and ethical ideologies speak as to who they really are.
Ahmadenijad’s absurd assertion that there are no gays in Iran just like saying there is no persecution of women, Jews, Bahai’s and Christians in that nation. His psychopathic remarks fly in the face of reality. If he can look at the audience at Columbia and shamelessly make such ridiculous remarks, to believe his other remarks speaks to the stupidity of those who find him credible.
There were those in the audience at Columbia who applauded the Iranian leader when he took umbrage when called on the persecution of woman, gays and Baha’i in Iran.
They applauded Ahmadenijad’s response when he said Bolliger was ‘rude’ to do so.
Newsflash! Addressing the persecution of minorities in Iran (something Ahmadenijad did not explicitly refute) or anywhere is more important than diplomatic niceties. For two decades, the slaughter in Sudan that has resulted in the death of over 2 million has been the result of diplomatic niceties.
Mahmoud Ahmadenijad also declared that he ‘loves’ the Jewish people.
If that were true, why would he surround himself with racists, bigots and anti Semities? You are indeed known by the company you keep. Ahmadenijad has aligned himself with bigots like Hassan Nasrallah (‘let the Jews gather in Israel. It will save us the trouble of rounding them up’ ) who regularly refers to Jews as descendants of apes and pigs’ and Syria’s Bashar Assad, where references to Jewish blood libels and other forms of vile hate are an integral part of state sponsored media and educational curriculum.
Like all the other dysfunctional and tyrannical leaders in the Middle East, Mahmoud Ahmadenijad ran like a cockroach in the night when the lights came on. He and others like him, are like the pedophiles who say they love children.
The nation of Iran does have a great history and culture- and it is an outrage that the likes of Mahmoud Ahmadenijad and the mullahs have hijacked and shamed thousands of years of that history and culture. Ahmadenijad, declaring himself the guardian of Iranian culture is like David Duke declaring himself the guardian of American culture or Adolph Hitler declaring himself the representative of German culture. Ahmadenijad and the mullahs that pull his strings are no more a representative of Iranian and Persian history, heritage and culture that Arafat, Osama bin Laden and every single dysfunctional Arab leader are representative of Arab and Muslim culture.
It is an outrage that the likes of Ahmadenijad and the mullahs have denigrated the culture and history of Iran.
Ahmadenijad and the mullahs have shamed the Iranians on the world stage. There will be a time when the Iranians will give Ahmadenijad and the mullahs exactly what they deserve.