A master of deception in action. From FoxNews:
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad opened his much-anticipated speaking tour Monday by again inferring the Holocaust was a myth, taking a swipe at Israel “” it’s “a regime based… on racism” “” and defending his request to visit Ground Zero.
The Iranian leader, speaking via video from New York City to journalists at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., tossed aside a question about Israel by saying Iran doesn’t recognize the “regime,” accusing it of killing people and committing various other atrocities.
It was typical of many of Ahmadinejad’s responses, which often started with, “That’s not right,” or laughing challenges to journalists in which he asked, “Where are you getting that?”
On the Holocaust “” which the Iranian leader has called a “myth” “” he said that “if the Holocaust is a reality, why don’t we let more research be done on it? … Where did the Holocaust happen to begin with? It happened in Europe, and given that, why is it that the Palestinian people should be displaced? Why should they give up their land?”
He also said that he wanted to “pay my respects” at Ground Zero “” the site of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on New York City, where the World Trade Center once stood “” since his visit here last year. But, he claimed, the U.S. government and other politicians prevented that from happening.
“I was interested in expressing my sympathy to victims of tragedy,” he said. “It’s the responsibility of everyone to understand the root causes of 9/11.”…
Indeed it is.
Ahmadinejad said the world needs to build a better future “based on peace and security of all humanity,” and he spoke of a world full of love, kindness, beauty and allegiance to God as the ultimate goal.
“No one should prevent love and kindness from flourishing in mankind and turn it into hostility,” the Iranian president said. “Family is the center of love and beauty.”
He said people should follow God, who would lead them to a “sublime” state.
“When we take a look around us, we are not happy with what we see,” Ahmadinejad said. “Threats of war have affected everyone. Continuous wars have in fact hurt the human spirit. If we look at the root cause of some of these problems, we will be able to think about how to build a better future, a more prosperous future based on peace and security of all humanity.”
No one realizes, of course, that when he is calling people to follow God, he is calling for the institution of Sharia.