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Monday, October 05, 2009

Not a Self-Hating Jew, Just a Jew-Hating Fool

The Daily Telegraph said last week that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has Jewish roots. The Guardian says today that he has no Jewish roots.

According to both Naji and Tait, Ahmadinejad's father Ahmad was in fact a religious Shia, who taught the Quran before and after Ahmadinejad's birth and their move to Tehran. So religious was Ahmad Sabourjian that he bought a house near a Hosseinieh, a religious club that he frequented during the holy month of Moharram to mourn the martyrdom of Imam Hossein.

Moreover, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's mother is a Seyyede. This is a title given to women whose family are believed to be direct bloodline descendants of Prophet Muhammad.

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