Mahmoud, we heard you the first time. “Iran president says Israel’s days are numbered,” by Paul Hughes for Reuters, with thanks to the Constantinopolitan Irredentist:
TEHRAN (Reuters) – Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Tuesday told delegates at an international conference questioning the Holocaust that Israel’s days were numbered.
Ahmadinejad, who has sparked international outcry by referring to the killing of six million Jews in World War Two as a “myth” and calling for Israel to be “wiped off the map”, launched another verbal attack on the Jewish state.
“Thanks to people’s wishes and God’s will the trend for the existence of the Zionist regime is downwards and this is what God has promised and what all nations want,” he said.
“Just as the Soviet Union was wiped out and today does not exist, so will the Zionist regime soon be wiped out,” he added.
His words received warm applause from delegates at the Holocaust conference, who included ultra-Orthodox anti-Israel Jews and European and American writers who argue the Holocaust was either fabricated or exaggerated.
The Vatican, Germany and the European Commission added their voices on Tuesday to others — such as the United States and Israel — who have condemned the Tehran meeting.
Iran says it organized the conference to shed light on the reasons behind the formation of the state of Israel after World War Two and to allow researchers from countries where it is a crime to question the Holocaust to speak freely.
“Iran is your home and is the home of all freedom seekers of the world,” Ahmadinejad said. “Here you can express your views and exchange opinions in a friendly, brotherly and free atmosphere.”
“The home of all freedom seekers of the world.” Yes, that’s Iran to a T — as long as you’re not Jewish, Christian, Baha’i, or female. The Thug-In-Chief’s statement here reminds me of the words of another notorious antisemite: you can have any color car you like, as long as it’s black.