Ahmadinejad: No Salvation For Mankind But Rule Of Islam Over Mankind

Iranian President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, held talks with his Afghan counterpart, Hamid Karzai, on the first leg of a tour that will also take him to Turkmenistan and Kyrgyzstan. It was his first visit to Afghanistan since he was elected president.

Kabul’s main ally, the United States, recently alleged that Iranian-made weapons were reaching the Taleban.

“The same allegations are made in Iraq. They are saying that they discover some weapons,” Mr Ahmadinejad said at a press conference he addressed jointly with President Karzai.

“What is the reason? Why are they saying such things? Iran is a big country. I have serious doubts about this issue,” he said.

Why indeed would they say such things! The nerve of them!

Mr. Karzai, who has accepted large amounts of aid from Iran, tried to play the peacemaker:

If Afghanistan can bring them [Iran and the United States] closer, that will be a great happiness for Afghanistan – but it depends on both sides,” he said.

Mahmoud got a little weird at the joint press conference:

“There is no truth on earth but monotheism and following tenets of Islam and there is no way for salvation of mankind but rule of Islam over mankind,” he said.

Hey, what ev’s.

He also mimicked Western lefties with some cute peace and love/social justice type tripe. This could have been written by Cindy Sheehan:

“Those who only believe in using weapons to solve problems of mankind are deeply mistaken.”

“Mankind’s problems should be solved through negotiations and observing justice.”

“Imposing unjust systems by certain powers are another cause of terrorism,” President Ahmadinejad said adding, “The fight against terrorism requires a collective will and a serious move.”

Anyone want to venture a guess about whom he means by “certain powers”?

H/T: Gateway Pundit


It looks like the Bush Administration just negated all of Ahmadinejad’s peace and justice talk by officially labeling Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, “specially designated global terrorists”.

The main goal of the new designation is to clamp down on the Revolutionary Guard’s vast business network, as well as on foreign companies conducting business linked to the military unit and its personnel. The administration plans to list many of the Revolutionary Guard’s financial operations.

“Anyone doing business with these people will have to reevaluate their actions immediately,” said a U.S. official familiar with the plan who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the decision has not been announced. “It increases the risks of people who have until now ignored the growing list of sanctions against the Iranians. It makes clear to everyone who the IRGC and their related businesses really are. It removes the excuses for doing business with these people.”

Wow, it’s about time!

More about this at Hot Air

H/T: Ace of Spades HQ


UK Health Workers Told Not To Eat At Their Desks During Ramadan

Oh brother. Here we go again with the dhimmitude, in the UK.

One of the most famous cases of UK dhimmitude involved the removal of Piglet from government offices. But other cases abound in the UK, where schools are dropping the Holocaust from history lessons to avoid offending Muslim students, where homosexuals issue groveling apologies to their Muslim overlords for “offending them”, where ice creams are withdrawn from Burger King because the swirl on the wrapper looks like the word Allah, in Arabic script, and yes, where a teacher forced students to write, “There is no God but Allah”, in a handwriting assignment.

The latest story, via The Scotsman:

HOSPITAL staff in the Lothians have been told not to eat at their desks to avoid offending Muslim colleagues during Ramadan.

NHS Lothian has advised doctors and other health workers not to have working lunches during the 30-day fast, which begins next month.

I’m sure this is a well meaning attempt to induce employees to be sensitive to their Muslim co-workers’ feelings.

But it’s stupid.

As a Catholic who fasts during lent, I would never dream of asking, (or expecting) those not fasting around me, not to eat. It just wouldn’t enter my mind. Sacrifice is supposed to involve feelings of deprivation, and even discomfort.

As Bill Aitken, Scottish Conservative justice spokesman, reportedly said:

“Frankly, this advice, well meaning as it may be, is total nonsense”.

“This is the sort of thing that can stir up resentments rather than result in good relations.”

H/T: Hot Air