Tuesday, November 01, 2005

300 people turned up to volunteer for suicide bomb missions against Israel

I was reading this Christian Science Monitor article this morning, titled: 'What's behind Iranian leader's anti-Israel rant.' And it was mostly comprised of all the usual .... he's got a little weenie, he's only shaking it, nothing to worry about, move along. And then I come to this ... and I just stop.

Some 300 people turned up Sunday at the offices of the Headquarters for Commemorating Martyrs of the Global Islamic Movement to volunteer for suicide bomb missions against Israel

8:05 a.m. Returning and reading further, the writer does approach middle ground:

(Ahmadinejad's naiveté) ... "This rhetoric is routinely used in various other places in Iran on public occasions and not noticed, because it isn't the president saying it." Indeed, attacks on Zionism and Israel are daily staples of not just the Iranian press, but across the Muslim world. They're part of the backdrop to everything from democracy rallies in Egypt to Friday prayers in Indonesia and debates in Pakistan over whether it should accept emergency earthquake aid from Israel.

But in the end, only finishes by stirring mud back into the water:

Rafsanjani said last week, as reported by the Iranian state news agency. "We don't have a problem with Judaism.... Our argument is with Zionism."


And so it goes ...

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