Christians throughout the world celebrated Christmas this past week. It appears not everyone was on board with the celebrations though.
Iran's President and whackjob-in-chief, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, was invited to appear on the BBC's Channel 4 for an "alternative Christmas Day message". Story here.
‘If Christ were on earth today, undoubtedly He would stand with the people in opposition to bullying, ill-tempered and expansionist powers.
‘If Christ were on earth today, undoubtedly He would hoist the banner of justice and love for humanity to oppose warmongers, occupiers, terrorists and bullies the world over.’
This is a curious set of quotes coming from an even more curious choice to deliver them. This is a man who denies the Holocaust, has spewed hatred about Jewish people and calls for their deaths, and is the head of a brutal and oppressive regime that terrorizes it's own people and actively supports terrorism worldwide both in principle and financially.
The Mail summed up the irony nicely though.
Earlier this year Ahmadinejad said that ‘Israel should be wiped off the planet’.
In the past week, nine people, including one woman, have been hanged according to Iran’s state owned newspaper.
Israeli ambassador Ron Prosor said: ‘In Iran, converts to Christianity face the death penalty. It is perverse that this despot is allowed to speculate on the views of Jesus, while his government leads Christ’s followers to the gallows.’
This is the quote of the week so I will not go on a rant about the ignorance of the BBC having this monster on TV to further spread his message of hate, they are already getting heat from within the country. I also will not mention how insulting this was to not only put him on on Christmas day but opposite the traditional annual Christmas message of Queen Elizabeth II.
For his continuing message of hate I give Mr. Ahmadinejad, roadkill.