This guy is certifiably insane.
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) – Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad blamed the United States and Israel on Thursday for the destruction of a Shiite shrine’s golden dome in Iraq, saying it was the work of “defeated Zionists and occupiers.”
Speaking to a crowd of thousands on a tour of southwestern Iran, the president referred to the destruction of the Askariya mosque dome in Samarra on Wednesday, which the Iraqi government has blamed on insurgents.
“They invade the shrine and bomb there because they oppose God and justice,” Ahmadinejad said, alluding to the U.S.-led multinational forces in Iraq.
“These passive activities are the acts of a group of defeated Zionists and occupiers who intended to hit our emotions,” he said in a speech that was broadcast on state television. Addressing the United States, he added: “You have to know that such an act will not save you from the anger of Muslim nations.”
By the way, I read on a blog somewhere a question as to why there aren’t Muslim protests worldwide over the bombing of the mosque. It’s because Shi’ites are the minority of the Muslim world. And as a result of that famous Muslim tolerance, most other Muslims think Shi’ites aren’t proper Muslims.
The only Muslims who care about Shi’ite shrines being destroyed are Shi’ites. Unless, of course, the shrines are destroyed by infidels, particularly Americans or Jews.
We should probably revise that famous H.L. Mencken quote for the Muslim world: Nobody ever went broke blaming the Jews for anything bad that happens.