Monday, September 24, 2007

Truthers and Homosexuals

Ahmadinejad was at Columbia U. earlier (I'm not even going into the why) and was brought to task (slightly) on some subjects.
NEW YORK - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad questioned the official version of the Sept. 11 attacks and defended the right to cast doubt on the Holocaust in a tense appearance Monday at Columbia University, whose president accused the hard-line leader of behaving like "a petty and cruel dictator."

Ahmadinejad smiled at first but appeared increasingly agitated, decrying the "insults" and "unfriendly treatment." Columbia President Lee Bollinger and audience members took him to task over Iran's human-rights record and foreign policy, as well as Ahmadinejad's statements denying the Holocaust and calling for the disappearance of Israel.

"Mr. President, you exhibit all the signs of a petty and cruel dictator," Bollinger said, to loud applause.

He said Ahmadinejad's denial of the Holocaust might fool the illiterate and ignorant.

"When you come to a place like this it makes you simply ridiculous," Bollinger said. "The truth is that the Holocaust is the most documented event in human history."[link]
None of this changes anything, he's still a madman and he still will deny the holocaust and continue to call for Israel's destruction. This next part was funny though:
Asked about executions of homosexuals in Iran, Ahmadinejad said the judiciary system executed violent criminals and high-level drug dealers, comparing them to microbes eliminated through medical treatment. Pressed specifically about punishment of homosexuals, he said: "In Iran we don't have homosexuals like in your country."

With the audience laughing derisively, he continued: "In Iran we do not have this phenomenon. I don't know who's told you that we have this."
I wonder if any of the 'rights' groups will protest the slime?


TexasFred said...

I had a few words to say about this...

You want FREE SPEECH Ahmadinejad?? Here’s mine…

ThunderDragon said...

He has the RIGHT to cast doubt on the Holocaust. We all do, and should to a certain extent do so, like we should cast doubt on and question everything. And by doing so, we prove that the Holocaust did happen, and we can then use the facts to destroy his argument.

He HAS the right to, but it certainly doesn't mean that he IS right to!

Wolfie said...

I wish people would concentrate of the nasty things he's doing rather than the silly things he's saying. After all, whatever he says won't change what actually happened and I really don't believe his arguments sway anyone here or in Iran.

He knows that Holocaust denying/questioning tweaks America's nose more that anything else and judging by the press coverage, he's right

James Higham said...

Who the heck invited him in to the U.S.?

Kizzie said...

homosexuality is the number one cause of hiv/aids in Iran!


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