Thursday, October 4, 2007

One Of Ahmadinejad's Admirers

From a laudatory letter in The Daily Star, a Bangladeshi professes his admiration for the Iranian president.

I am writing to you in regard to the recent visit by Dr. Ahmadinejad, the Iranian president, to the United States. He was subsequently invited by Columbia University to deliver a speech to interested students. I am sure you are aware of the media frenzy this event generated in America. I have listened to his entire speech at Columbia University ( and as many conscientious people would agree, I believe he did a great job.
Ahmadinejad’s speech was absurd. Honestly, how can anyone believe, while keeping a straight face, Ahmadinejad when he says there are no homosexuals in Iran, or the Holocaust didn’t happen; and not wince with his unflinching support of terrorist groups like Hezbollah and Hamas, or calling for the destruction of Israel. That much of the Muslim world, including the letter writer, believes what Ahamdinejad peddles is disturbing but not surprising.