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October 26, 2005

Iran President Calls for Destruction of Israel - Wants Israel 'Wiped off the face of the earth'

Topics: Iran

thug.gif In what was essentially a declaration of war against Israel, Iran's Thug-in-Chief, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, said today that Israel is to be "wiped off the map," and said a new wave of Palestinian attacks will destroy the Jewish state.

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad also denounced attempts to recognize Israel or normalize relations with it.

"There is no doubt that the new wave (of attacks) in Palestine will wipe off this stigma (Israel) from the face of the Islamic world," Ahmadinejad told students Wednesday during a Tehran conference called "The World without Zionism."

"Anybody who recognizes Israel will burn in the fire of the Islamic nation's fury, (while) any (Islamic leader) who recognizes the Zionist regime means he is acknowledging the surrender and defeat of the Islamic world," Ahmadinejad said.

Ahmadinejad also repeated the words of the founder of Iran's Islamic revolution, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, who called for the destruction of Israel.

"As the imam said, Israel must be wiped off the map," said Ahmadinejad, who came to power in August and replaced Mohammad Khatami, a reformist who advocated international dialogue and tried to improve Iran's relations with the West.

But Ahmadinejad didn't stop there, and in a not-too-subtle reference to the U.S., he equated a "war" between the Palestinians and Israel with a war between Islam and the West (via the Israel and the United States):

Ahmadinejad referred to Israel's recent withdrawal from the Gaza Strip as a "trick," saying Gaza was already a part of Palestinian lands and the pullout was designed to win acknowledgment of Israel by Islamic states.

"The fighting in Palestine is a war between the (whole) Islamic nation and the world of arrogance," Ahmadinejad said, using Tehran's propaganda epithet for the United States and Israel. "Today, Palestinians are representing the Islamic nation against arrogance."

And this Thug-in-Chief wonders why the U.S. and the E.U. are reluctant for Iran to have nuclear weapons?

As was pointed out in the news article, Iran's Shahab-3, with a range of 810 miles to 1,200 miles, is capable of delivering a nuclear warhead to Israel and U.S. forces in the Middle East.

Hat tip - Jihad Watch

Other coverage:
Moonbat Central - Time for Regime Change in Iran!
In The Bull Pen - Iran's President Ahmadinejad Calls for Destruction of Israel

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