Commentary By: Gordon King
What the new President Hassan Rouhani of Iran is saying in this article is a “crock”. He says that what the Nazis did to the Jews and non-Jews is reprehensible and condemnable. He goes on to say: “Whatever crimes they committed against the Jews, we condemn. The taking of human life is contemptible: it makes no difference whether that life is a Jewish life, Christian or Muslim. For us, it is the same. The taking of human life is something our religion rejects.”
What?! Something that their religion rejects! Are you kidding me?! It is exactly what their religion promotes and encourages. As a matter of fact, the Quran commands the followers of Muhammad (Islam) to kill, torture and maim anyone (especially Jews and Christians) who disbelieves in Allah (including other Muslims who are not following these commands).
Islam is the religion of killing, murdering, death, torture, crime, violence, sodomy, pedophilia, lust, evil, hate, chaos, war, jihad, disrespect, lying, cheating and stealing. If you compare Islam to Satan, they almost seem like they are one and the same. What does it take for the world to wake up from their sleep and to see the truth?
Let us not forget what Jesus told us:
Matthew 7:15 You Will Know Them by Their Fruits
15 “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves.”
Do you trust this man?
Iran’s new president denounced Nazi crimes “against the Jews” yesterday and offered “peace and friendship” to Americans as he sought to recast his country’s image.
Mr Rouhani could not bring himself explicitly to acknowledge the historical truth of the deaths of six million Jews. “I am not a historian,” he said. “When it comes to speaking of the dimensions of the Holocaust, it is the historians that should reflect on it.”
He added: “But in general I can tell you that any crime that happens in history against humanity, including the crime the Nazis committed towards the Jews, as well as non-Jewish people, is reprehensible and condemnable as far as we are concerned.”
Mr Rouhani said: “Whatever crimes they committed against the Jews, we condemn. The taking of human life is contemptible: it makes no difference whether that life is a Jewish life, Christian or Muslim. For us, it is the same. The taking of human life is something our religion rejects.”
But the president coupled his words with an implicit attack on Israel, saying: “This does not mean that, on the other hand, you can say Nazis committed crimes against a group, now therefore they must usurp the land of another group and occupy it. This too is an act that should be condemned. There should be an even-handed discussion.”
Mr Rouhani’s new approach has done nothing to mollify Israel. Mark Regev, a spokesman for the Israeli prime minister: “We have not seen a change in Iran’s actions – and even when it comes to language, we have not heard the sort of unequivocal language that’s required.”
Mr Rouhani also addressed Americans directly during the interview, saying in stilted English: “I would like to say to American people I bring peace and friendship from Iranians to Americans.”
Mr Rouhani had been expected to meet President Barack Obama at a lunch for world leaders on Tuesday. The encounter would only have been a handshake but, in the event, Mr Rouhani backed out. Asked why, he replied: “We didn’t have sufficient time to really coordinate the meeting.”
A new attempt to settle the most urgent question of all – Iran’s nuclear ambitions – will begin today when the country’s foreign minister meets his counterparts from six world powers, including John Kerry, the US secretary of state.