Iran's president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, told reporters in New York City Monday, that Israel has no historical roots in the Middle East and would be eliminated. Ahmadinejad is in New York to speak at the U.N. General Assembly, which will take place on Wednesday. And despite warnings from the head of the U.N. against making any incendiary comments, Ahmadinejad once again made public remarks threatening the existence of Israel. All the more humorous, a few days ago Ahmadinejad said that while he rejects the anti-Islamic film that has riled up Muslims around the world, he also rejects extremism. I guess in his warped, twisted mind a call to destroy an entire country isn't extreme.
The leader of Iran has made repeated inflammatory statements, particularly while on American soil visiting the U.N. headquarters. He's also said that the Holocaust was blown out of proportion and that 9/11 wasn't caused by Arabs. Pretty much everything this dude says is from an extremist view. And is it any wonder people are worried about Iran making nuclear weapons when every time this guy speaks, he says Israel will be destroyed?
The worst part is that most Iranian people are quite modern in their thinking and views, but their leaders are keeping them in the stone age, restricting Internet and news access, arresting those with dissenting views, and generally leading their country on a path to destruction. With the leaders they have now, Iran is synonymous with Extremism. As their president keeps reminding everyone.
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