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Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Ahmadinejad In His Own Words
Simon Barrett
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The following quotes by The Islamic Republic of Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad may be of interest. For further information about Iran's well documented human rights abuses, its role as a major state sponsor of terrorism and its defiant stance on the international community's insistence that the nation suspends its uranium enrichment program go to
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Religious extremism and martyrdom:
"We don't shy away from declaring that Islam is ready to rule the world." 1
"The wave of the Islamist revolution will soon reach the entire world." 2
"Our revolution's main mission is to pave the way for the reappearance of the Twelfth Imam, the Mahdi." 3
"Soon Islam will become the dominating force in the world, occupying first place in the number of followers amongst all other religions."4
"Is there a craft more beautiful, more sublime, more divine, than the craft of giving yourself to martyrdom and becoming holy? Do not doubt, Allah will prevail, and Islam will conquer mountain tops of the entire world." 5
"What is important is that they have shown the way to martyrdom which we must follow.'' 6 [President Ahmadinejad's comments on an aircraft crash in Tehran that killed 108 people in December 2005].
Ahmadinejad praises Iran for being able to recruit thousands of suicide bombers a day. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad praised his country's ability to recruit "hundreds of suicide bombers a day," saying "suicide is an invincible weapon. Suicide bombers in this land showed us the way, and they enlighten our future.â?o Amadinejad said the will to commit suicide was "one of the best ways of life." 7
"This regime (Israel) will one day disappear."8
"The Zionist regime is a rotten, dried tree that will be eliminated by one storm.9
Israel is "a disgraceful stain on the Islamic world" 10
Israel is doomed to be "wiped from the map" in "a war of destiny." 11
Ahmadinejad said that "the countdown for the destruction of Israel" has begun. 12
Zionists are "the personification of Satan."13
"In the case of any unwise move by the fake regime of Israel, Iran's response will be so destructive and quick that this regime will regret its move for ever." 14
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad declared that the Holocaust is a "myth."15
"Them (the West) invented the myth of the massacre of the Jews and placed it above Allah, religions and prophets."16
Iran, its nuclear ambitions and sanctions:
"By the grace of Allah, we (will be) a nuclear power."17
Ahmadinejad fired off a fresh barrage of warnings to the United Nations, saying Iran did "not give a damn" about demands to freeze sensitive nuclear work. 18
"Iran does not give a damn about resolutions." 19
"The Islamic republic of Iran has the capacity to quickly become a world superpower. If we believe in ourselves... no other power can be compared to us." 20
"Iran's enemies know your courage, faith and commitment to Islam and the land of Iran has created a powerful army that can powerfully defend the political borders and the integrity of the Iranian nation and cut off the hand of any aggressor and place the sign of disgrace on their forehead." 21
"Our enemies should know that they are unable to even slightly hurt our nation and they cannot create the tiniest obstacle on its glorious and progressive way." 22
"In parallel to the official political war there is a hidden war going on and the Islamic states should benefit from their economic potential to cut off the hands of the enemies." 23
For more information, please see the following:
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Iran's Top Government Ministers
What Foreign Leaders are Saying About Iran
Iran's President Attempts to Crush Pro-Democracy Student Movement
Iran's 2006 Holocaust Denial Conference: A Gathering of Nazi Sympathizers & Racists
Human Rights Violations and Torture under Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's Regime
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad: A Short Biography
Ahmadinejad's Holocaust Denial and Anti-Israel Rhetoric

1 Naïm, Mouna, â?oDamas et Téhéran entendent "résister" ensemble,â? Le Monde, January 21st, 2006
2 Pryce-Jones, David, â?oA Particular Madnessâ?"Understanding Iranâ?Ts Ahmadinejad,â? National Review, May 8, 2006
3 Agence France Presse, April 28th, 2006
4 March 5th, 2006
5 MEMRI, July 29th, 2005
6 La Guardia, Anton, â?oâ?TDivine missionâ?T driving Iranâ?Ts new leader Ahmadinejadâ?Ts confidence,â? The Daily Telegraph, January 14th, 2006
7 Cohen, Dudi, â?oIranian President lauds suicide bombers invincible,â? YnetNews, April 1st, 2007
8 â?oIran: Ahmadinejad annonce la «disparition» d'Israël,â? Libération, May 11th, 2006
9 Baldwin, Tom, â?oThe state of Israel will soon be history, says Iranâ?Ts President,â? The Times, April 15th, 2006
10 Agence France Presse, April 28th, 2006
11 Agence France Presse, April 28th, 2006
12 â?oAhmadinejad: Countdown to Israelâ?Ts destruction has begun,â? YnetNews, June 3rd, 2007
13 â?oSatan in Person," Süddeutsche Zeitung Online, March 1st, 2007
14 Williams, Stuart, â?oAhmadinejad says Iran ready for 'final nuclear step,â? Agence France Presse, November 16th, 2006
15 Naïm, Mouna, â?oDamas et Téhéran entendent "résister" ensemble,â? Le Monde, January 21st, 2006
16 Ghazi, Siavosh. â?oAhmadinejad qualifie de "mythe" l'Holocauste, ne cède pas sur le nucléaire,â? Agence France Presse, 14 December, 2005
17 â?oLes prix du pétrole reculent avec la dissipation des craintes sur l'essence,â? Agence France Presse, April 27th, 2006.
18 Agence France Presse, April 28th, 2006
29 Agence France Presse, April 28th, 2006
20 Agence France Presse, April 28th, 2006
21 Agence France Presse, April 28th, 2006
22 Agence France Presse, April 28th, 2006
23 â?oAhmadinejad threatens the Western worldâ?, Süddeutsche Zeitung, January 22nd 2006 LINKS




(Coral Springs, FL) (Coral Springs, FL) On Monday, September 24th, Zahra Billoo, a former governmental relations intern for the California chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-California), posted on a blog that she is affiliated with her thoughts about Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's speech at Columbia University. In her post, she questioned Israel's existence and stated that President Bush has "blood on his hands."

In her piece, entitled, 'Ahmadinejad Visits Columbia,' speaking about the President of Iran's call for the destruction of Israel, she wrote, "Wiping other countries off the map? Apartheid Israel is not a country, it was created by wiping Palestine off the map - isn't all fair in love and war?" She then remarked, "Do we really have the right to be upset at Ahmadinejad for talking about wiping an apartheid 'state' off the map?"

Later, Billoo took umbrage with a City Councilman who said that Ahmadinejad had American blood on his hands. She wrote, "Iran has the blood of [sic] Ameircan soldiers on his hands? Way to pass the buck! The blood of those soldiers is squarely on the hands of Bush and Co.! Excuse the Iraqis for attempting to defend themselves in the midst of an illegal war!"

This is not the first time Billoo has made outrageous remarks on the internet. In January of this year, Billoo said on her personal blog that, after seeing what she called "Zionist propaganda" on a San Francisco train, she had thoughts about committing suicide.

Billoo's belligerent statements regarding the state of Israel and President Bush follow similar inflammatory actions taken by others affiliated with CAIR-California, also known as CAIR-Los Angeles. The organization's Executive Director, Hussam Ayloush, on August 27th, posted a threat against President Bush on his personal blog, which stated, "Bush, beware." And CAIR-California's Civil Rights Coordinator, Affad Shaikh, on September 4th, on his personal blog, referred to Americans in Iraq as "Crusaders."

Americans Against Hate (AAH) calls on the California media to question why this CAIR office attracts so many radicals to its organization. As of now, the California media has given CAIR a pass.

As well, concerning the previous statements, AAH calls on law enforcement to investigate the California office of CAIR for possible ties to extremist activity and to take action with regard to the threat against President Bush made on Hussam Ayloush's blog. Under U.S. Code, making or distributing threats against the President of the United States carries a fine and/or imprisonment.

For more information on Zahra Billoo, see her CAIR Watch profile.

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