Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has written a letter to the American people praising them as "truth-loving and justice-seeking" and urging them to "play an instrumental role" in helping to change Bush administration policy in the Middle East. ...
In his letter, Ahmadinejad explains he is writing the American people because the two countries share similar values, including the desire "to promote and protect freedom and human dignity and integrity." ...
In his letter, Ahmadinejad -- who has called for Israel to be "wiped off the map" -- asks what the U.S. government's "blind support for the Zionists" has "brought for the American people."
"Is it not because they have imposed themselves on a substantial portion of the banking, financial, cultural and media sectors?" he said, referring to Jewish people.
Citing from the Quran at the close of his letter, he says that if Americans "repent" of their "injustice," they will be blessed with many gifts. "We should all heed the divine Word of the Holy Qur'an," he says.
The context of this particular verse (28:67-28, Sura "Al-Qasas," or The Narration), is very clear. It follows a graphic description of destruction and devastation that will befall those who fail to repent of their injustice.
It also sets out the terms of the tradition Muslim warning to the enemies of Allah. "And never will your Lord destroy the towns until He sends to their mother town a Messenger reciting to them Our Verses." This is precisely what Ahmadinejad is doing in his letter.
Dump Bush, allow the Muslims to destroy Israel, and adopt Islam — or else you will be destroyed. This is Ahmadinejad's message.
The UN, of course, was the site of the most celebrated instance of Ahmadinejadization: when he addressed the General Assembly in September 2005, he said later that “one of our group told me that…he saw a green light come from around me, and I was placed inside this aura. I felt it myself. I felt that the atmosphere suddenly changed, and for those 27 or 28 minutes, all the leaders of the world did not blink. When I say they didn’t move an eyelid, I’m not exaggerating. They were looking as if a hand was holding them there, and had just opened their eyes – Alhamdulillah [thanks be to Allah]!” The leaders of the world were Ahmadinejadized.
Posted by Forkum at November 30, 2006 06:05 PM