Iran's President Ahmadinejad told CNN's Piers Morgan that Israel is a liar and that homosexuals are absolutely not "born that way."
In the CNN interview on Monday night, the leader of the country best remembered for the Iran Hostage Crisis was in typical form as he verbally attacked others. So what else is new about this man?
Given that the Iranian leader was an Iranian youth during the violent Ayatollah reign in the late '70s, it isn't surprising that his rhetoric on CNN or at the U.N. is replete with anger towards the West and her ally Israel. Thus it isn't surprising that he lashes out at other groups either, including the gay community.
Iran's President Ahmadinejad told Morgan that when it came to Israel that they are "fabricators." That's just a dressed-up word for liars.
His issue is the fact that the Israeli people displaced Palestinians when they returned to their Middle East homeland after being in exile for years. Golly gee. Many people leave the lands and properties they own only to return to them later. Does that mean squatters have the right to take possession of it when they do?
And wasn't this all decided back in the early '40s when Israel was deemed a state?
Obviously Ahmadinejad thinks the land is no longer the Israelis despite what the rest of the world decided. And that's odd since his bible, the Koran, and Jewish biblical text both acknowledge Abraham as a prophet of God, and this prophet was promised the land, along with his descendants, which are Israeli.
The Iranian president also does not believe that Iran should be expected to embrace the gay lifestyle or homosexuality culture of America just because other countries do. He feels it is a choice for a person to act "ugly," as he calls the homosexual act, and thus a person is not "born this way."
He's entitled to his opinions about Israel and homosexuality, of course. But when he is practically threatening World War III, one has to be concerned that his hot-headed comments are enough to light another fire in an already-burning Middle East rage.