Ahmadinejad: letter man
posted at 8:18 pm on July 21, 2006 by Bryan
Back in May, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad sent President Bush a letter. In it, he blamed 9-11 on Bush, invited him to convert to Islam, and asserted Iran’s right to keep on keepin’ on with the nuke program. Following that, Ahmadinejad sent a letter to the Vatican, the contents of which was not released.
This week, Ahmadinejad fired off a note to Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel. Ahmadinejad probably could not have picked a more inappropriate recipient:
A letter from Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to the German chancellor made statements about Israel and the Holocaust that are “not acceptable,” the government said Friday.
“It contains many statements that are not acceptable to us, in particular about Israel, the state of Israel’s right to exist and the Holocaust,” Wilhelm said.
Merkel said in an interview with ZDF television that Israel’s right to exist is a cornerstone of German policy.
“That is repeatedly questioned by him (Ahmadinejad), and at the same time our offer _ an offer that really gives the Iranian people a prospect for the future _ is not mentioned with a single word,” she said.
“That is not right, and so there is no need for a reply,” Merkel said.
He denied the Holocaust in a letter to the chancellor of the country where it occurred. Think about that.
At the time of the Bush and Vatican letters, I was among those who suspected it was a da’wa, a warning to convert to Islam or die. Well, here we are a couple months later and Iran is doing its best to start a major war using Hezbollah as a proxy to attack Israel–which Ahmadinejad believes has no right to exist.