Monday, April 17, 2006

Iran says, "Who? Us?"

Iran is opposed to anti-Semitism and massacre of Jews whether something called (sic) Holocaust has taken place or not, Majlis Speaker Gholam-Ali Haddad Adel said Sunday.

His remarks came at a press conference attended by domestic and foreign reporters on the sidelines of the International Conference on Holy Qods and Support For the Rights of Palestinian People.

Referring to a question about his opinion on the recent remarks of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the speaker said "We respect followers of all religions which was also mentioned in the president's speech." Haddad Adel said that Iran had a long history of co-existence with Jews and has proven that it has no conflict with them.

"Iranian Jews enjoy equal rights with others," said the speaker.

He added that Western states' opposition to any investigation into Holocaust "adds to existing doubts in this regard."

Haddad Adel said "While any insult against the Holy Prophet of Islam is not condemned under the pretext of freedom of speech, it is surprising that any researcher who casts doubt on Holocaust is convicted and sent into prison.

"If the case of Holocaust was true, Europeans would not be frightened," Haddad-Adel said, adding that there were some points regarding Holocaust.

"If the issue of Holocaust was true, Europeans would not be afraid of investigating about it. We do not know what frightens Europeans?" the speaker said surprisingly.

He added "If the Holocaust has happened, so why those who are responsible for it should not pay the price and now Palestinian Arabs and Muslims are instead paying the price?" They (Europeans) claimed that it was Nazis who perpetrated the crime (Holocaust), the speaker said.

"Iran has no motivation for anti-Semitism," Haddad Adel reiterated.
(From the objective reporters at the Islamic Republic News Agency.)

"We respect followers of all religions.” I’m sorry, but that is a bald-faced lie. Some years ago, when my wife and I lived in Bryan – College Station, Texas, there was an Iranian in the next apartment. A medical doctor, and a practicing B’Hai, he had fled Iran after the revolution and the imposition of Islamic law. He was working at a relatively unskilled medical job here in the US until he could get licensed. One by one, his friends and contacts who remained in Iran “disappeared” under the tolerance and repect of the mullahs. I know another Iranian, a convert to Christianity, who takes his life in his hands every time he travels home.

Please. If you want to build a bomb, if you want to nuke Israel, if you intend to destroy Christendom, come out and say so. Half the people in the USA hate the Christians and the Jews just as much as you do, and there’s a good chance they’ll win the next election. Just have mercy and spare us the rhetoric.

“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”
Joseph Paul Goebbels (1827 – 1945), Nazi Reichsminister for Propaganda