Sunday, February 12, 2006

Updating the Apocalypse

I've run out of things to say about the Danish cartoon controversy (you can only analyze the irrationality of fundamentalists so much), but fortunately, or unfortunately, Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is there to remind us of the ever-growing threat presented by radical Islamists.

"We ask the West to remove what they created sixty years ago and if they do not listen to our recommendations, then the Palestinian nation and other nations will eventually do this for them," Ahmadinejad said in a ceremony marking the 27th anniversary of the Islamic revolution.

"Do the removal of Israel before it is too late and save yourself from the fury of regional nations," the ultra-conservative president said. He once again called the Holocaust a "fairy tale" and said Europeans have become hostages of "Zionists" in Israel.

He also accused Europeans for not allowing "neutral scholars" to investigate in Europe and make a scientific report on "the truth about the fairy tale of Holocaust."

"How comes that insulting the prophet of Muslims worldwide is justified within the framework of press freedom, but investigating about the fairy tale Holocaust is not?" Ahmadinejad said.

And I say to myself, what a wonderful world!

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