Friday, May 27, 2005

Sometimes You Just Gotta Love Your Enemies

From Little Green Footballs:

Tehran, 27 May (AKI) - Hojatolislam Gholam Reza Hasani, a representative of Iran’s supreme spiritual leader, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, in Iranian Azerbaijan, has no doubts as to who to vote for in the next presidential elections on 17 June. “You need to vote for Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani,” said Hasani. “This way we will finally be able to have for ourselves the atomic bomb to fairly stand up to Israeli weapons,” said Hasani.

“Freedom, democracy and stupidities of this type cannot be carried over to any part, and these concepts are out of sync with the principles of Islam,” said Hasani, the imam who led Friday prayers in the main city of western Iranian Azerbaijian.

“Islam always spoke with the sword in the hand and I don’t see why now we have changed attitudes and talk with the other civilisations.”

You just gotta love your enemies, when they tell the truth. Thanks, Hojatolislam Gholam Reza Hasani. Now, we know where you stand.

Wow, and you work for Iran's Supreme Spiritual Leader? You can't get much more representative of Iranian thought than that.