Iran’s Ahmadinejad puts human rights mask on again

Posted: April 11, 2009 by Jonathan Boyko in Human Rights, Iran, Israel, Terrorism
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Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

What can I say? In an interview for German ‘Der Spiegel’, Ahmedinejad dismisses Holocaust (sort of), avoids answering certain questions and say he only cares about rights of Palestinians. Absent from interview: Ahmedinejad caring about rights of Jews:

Addressing the Palestinians’ situation, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said, “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?”

The Iranian president, who has already denied Israel’s right to exist in the past, was asked how he would act if the Palestinians were to decide on a solution of two states for two people. “If that were what they decided, everyone would have to accept this decision,” he replied.

“And you too would have to recognize Israel,” the interviewer said.

Refraining for a direct answer, Ahmadinejad responded, “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.”

At this stage the interviewer asked whether by “getting to the root of the problem” the Iranian leader was referring to wiping out Israel.

“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,” Ahmadinejad said.

Asked about global terror associated with Iran, Ahmadinejad replied, “First of all: We do not commit terror, but we are victims of terror. After the revolution, our president and prime minister were killed in a bombing attack in the building adjacent to my office. Our faith forbids us from engaging in terrorism. And when it comes to the constructive contributions we are being asked to make, we have contributed to stabilization in both Afghanistan and Iraq in recent years.

Two points to make: a) the Zionist movement began its activities by the end of 19th century (according to some sources, the movement actually begin in 16th century, while others claim it went as far as the 6th century BC). While the WWII certainly contributed to the speed with which the Jewish state was created, the movement for creation of one started long before that, and just as well could have reached its goals; b) Ahmedinejad attempts to make us believe that training all those Hizb Allah and Iraqi terrorists and then sending them to Israel and Iraq respectively, contributed to ‘stabilizing’ the region.

Do not let Iranian tin-foil-hat-wearing President misguide you: while the country itself does not commit terrorism (at least, there is not much evidence to it) it hugely supports terror, by providing funds and weapons to many terror organizations around the world, including the aforementioned Hizb Allah and Hamas. Thousands of militants crossed from Iran into Iraq after US’ invasion, causing hundreds of deaths among Iraqi civilians and US troops.

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