Monday, September 24, 2012

Am I Missing Something?

This week the world is blessed once again to have President Ahmadinejad visit the U.N to provide entertainment. Usually he gets the world stage to spout off hateful statements towards Israel and the United States but with very little consequence. 
In an interview this week he said that Israel has no roots in the Middle East and would be "eliminated". He went on to say, 
"We don't even count them as any part of any equation for Iran. During a historical phase, they (the Israelis) represent minimal disturbances that come into the picture and are then eliminated."

This sounds like an insult to Israel and the Jewish people but that is impossible because he later said no one has the right to express their opinions about Islam if those opinions are negative. He says that freedom of speech does not apply if the speech is insulting. 
"Freedoms must not interfere with the freedoms of others," Ahmadinejad said. "If someone insults, what would you do? ... Is insulting other people not a form of crime?"
Yahoo News reports that, "Since the controversy over the video erupted this month, some Muslim leaders have reiterated calls for a U.N. measure outlawing insults to Islam and blasphemy in general."
So let me get this straight. You can say that the Israeli people are "tumors" that should be wiped off of the face of the earth. You can say that they are small disturbances that will be eliminated. You are able to say anything negative against the United States and its people. You can also degrade Jesus Christ with blasphemous movies and rhetoric against Christianity. But the world is up in arms and demands that an international law is passed that prevents negative comments towards Islam. 
I think I must be missing something. 

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