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Ahmadinejad: Iran Doesn't Have Tyrannical Dictators

Ahmadinejad: Iran Doesn't Have Tyrannical Dictators

Apparently don't have many things from athlete's foot to pistachios.


After a controversial speech at Columbia University in which Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad now famously said, "Iran doesn't have homosexuals. We do not have this phenomenon. I don't know who has told you that we have it but they are wrong." He has now made another seemingly strange comment at an appearance at the King Fahd University of Saudi Arabia. "Iran doesn't have any tyrannical dictators who pursue nuclear weapons under the guise of civilian energy programs and who foment war in Iraq and who want to wipe the Zionist entity off the map. We don't have this phenomenon. I don't know who has told you that we have it but they are wrong."

According to Ahmadinejad there are a number of other things that also don't exist in Iran. These things include: crying babies, athlete's foot, inclement weather, body odor, splinters, gingivitis, and pistachios.

"Iran also does not have crying babies, athlete's foot, bad weather, body odor, splinters, gingivitis, and pistachios."

Columbia President Lee Bollinger was quick to jump on Ahmadinejad's remarks commenting, "Mr. Ahmadinejad has demonstrated once again that he is not just a liar, but he is also deranged. I have been to Iran myself. I have eaten their pistachios. They are lightly salted and actually quite tasty. The fact that he would claim that they do not exist, well, the world just doesn't need a person who spreads lies like that. If however, he would like to come to Columbia University and engage in an open an honest discussion on the matter, we would love to have him."

In an interesting twist, Bollinger added, "We at Columbia do not invite enemies of the United States to speak at our University and give them a platform to promulgate their distorted and dangerous propaganda to the world. We don't have this phenomenon. I don't know who has told you that we have it, but they are wrong."

October 13, 2007

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Visitor Comments: 7

(7) ariel, November 19, 2007 4:26 PM

Politics is NOT ONLY mathematics,BUT MUCH MORE

Just hold on and think about.This guy, one of the well known "STUDENTS",a little while ago was playing "Russian Roulette" with a revolver in his hands facing the handcuffed personnel of the U.S. Embassy in Teheran.Enough to have an opinion.Whoever invites him for a cup of tea is probably tuned onto the same frequency.

(6) saul mishaan, October 17, 2007 11:04 AM

this despicable despot of iran should not have been invited anywhere in our country to speak. the right of free speech does not entitle anyone to be invited to speak. would columbia university have invited someone to speak who advocates tjat slavery nevery occurred in the u.s.?

(5) Kenneth O. Iloanya, October 17, 2007 4:19 AM

Who is Ahmadinejad and Bollinger fooling?

Bollinger should not have invited the Iranian dictator to come to America to insult the sensibilities of the American people since he knew very well that the man is a pathological liar with some mental dislocation.
Ahmadinejad should also be bold enough to tell the world that he is now out of his desire to see and work for the destruction of the state of Israel, rather than playing on the intelligence of the international community.To fail to do this will be to expose his cowardise.

(4) Anonymous, October 16, 2007 9:23 PM

Bollinger's introduction of Ahmejinadad

Bollinger's attitude to Ahmejinadad was so offensively rude that it is inexcusable. He never should have invited the mad Iranian, any more than he would invite David Duke to speak, but having made that error, he had to show some degree of civility.

Canadian reader of Aish.Com

(3) Richard Stachowski, October 16, 2007 5:53 PM


Confused? Be sure he is not but are our leaders ?

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