The hatred from Iran’s leaders

First we have this story:

A senior Iranian cleric, Grand Ayatollah Nasser Makarem Shirazi, dismissed the Nazi Holocaust of Jews during World War II as a new “superstition” for the West, media reported on Saturday.

“The Holocaust is nothing but superstition, but Zionists say that people of the world should be forced to accept this,” he was quoted as saying by the state news agency IRNA.

“Americans and Westerners are affected by newly appeared superstitions such as the Holocaust,” he said according to ISNA news agency.

“The truth about the Holocaust is not clear, and when the researchers want to examine whether it is true or the Jews have created it to pose as victims, they jail the researchers,” said Makarem Shirazi, who is a “marja,” or among the highest authorities in Shiite Islam.

So he argues the Jews created the Holocaust. Either he is a retarded moron, or he argues this for a reason. I believe it to be the latter – to help recreate the conditions of the 1930s, so there can be another holocaust – this one with nuclear weapons on Israel.

People might say, it is just talk. Well Hitler was just talk when he started blaming it all on the Jews.

And then to remind us how nasty the Iranian regime (which is very different to the Iranian people) is, we have this story:

has reportedly sentenced Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani – the 43-year-old Iranian woman who faces execution after being convicted of adultery – to 99 lashes in prison for “spreading corruption and indecency” after allowing an unveiled picture of herself to be published in a British newspaper. …

What has made the latest charges against her even more extraordinary is the fact that the unveiled photograph in question, published by the Times newspaper on August 28, was not actually of Mohammadi Ashtiani but of another woman, for which the paper has since apologised.

I am not sure what is more appalling – the fact that you can get 99 lashes for not wearing a veil, or the fact she got convicted of this “indecency” when it wasn’t her in the photo – a trivial fact to establish.

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