- Posted by Maryam Namazie
- On September 27, 2012
- 17 Comments
- Ahmadinejad, al-Mahdi, homosexuality, Iran
Ahmadinejad gave his speech to the UN General Assembly yesterday and has conducted a number of interviews. He didn’t say anything new really – basically his usual same old same old on everything from the nuclear issue, Israel and of course homosexuality.
‘Homosexuality is very ugly behaviour’ and ‘this kind of support of homosexuality is only engrained in the thoughts of hard-core capitalists and those who support the growth of capital only, rather than human values’, said the man who came with an entourage of over 140.
An Iranian ‘journalist’ tweeted that Ahmadinejad’s views on homosexuality is not very different from Romney or Santorum – err, except for the little fact that he heads a state that hangs people for homosexuality.
In response to a question about an Iranian institute raising the bounty on the head of Salman Rushdie, Ahmadinejad responded with a veiled threat: ‘Salman Rushdie, where is he now? … There is no news of him. Is he in the United States? If he is in the US, you shouldn’t broadcast that, for his own safety.’
So much for ‘human values’…
The good news is that we need not worry about all the woes in the world which he recounted in his speech. The Al-Mahdi (you know the imam who disappeared who is going to return – the ‘ultimate saviour’) will bring an end to it all:
‘God Almighty has promised us a man of kindness, a man who loves people and loves absolute justice, a man who is a perfect human being and is named Imam Al-Mahdi, a man who will come in the company of Jesus Christ, peace be upon Him, and the righteous’ and whose arrival on earth ‘will mark a new beginning, a rebirth and a resurrection. It will be the beginning of peace, lasting security and genuine life,’ he said.
Of course Iranians can’t – and won’t – wait that long. One of Ahmadinejad’s entourage, Ramin Mehmanparast, deputy foreign ministry spokesperson, had to secure the help of none other than the NYPD to save him from angry protesters.
And not even their dear old al-Mahdi will be able to save their regime from the wrath of the Iranian people.
As an aside, that’s not to say that the anti-imperialist post-modernist Left aren’t trying hard to defend the regime any chance they get. The disgusting Communist Party of Canada and Canadian Peace Alliance have called for an International Day of Anti-War Action on 6 October to denounce, among other things, the severance of ties between Canada and Iran. It’s like ‘progressives’ siding with the apartheid regime of South Africa when it was being boycotted by various states.
Any sane person should be against a war on Iran but that doesn’t mean they have to do the regime’s bidding now does it? But try and explain it to this lot.
The al-Mahdi will be here before they get it.