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January 01, 2009

LA Times Whitewashes Khamenei Statement

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Borzou Daragahi of the Los Angeles Times gives a carefully sanitized account about Iran's Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's call to action:

. . . Ayatollah Ali-Khamenei, Iran's supreme leader, has carefully condoned "defending" Gazans without calling for killing Israelis.

Here's what Khamenei actually said on Dec. 29:

All Palestinian fighters and all believers in the Islamic world must help the defenseless [Palestinian] women, children, and people in Gaza. Anyone who dies in this legitimate and sacred defense is a shahid [martyr].

So, one should become a shahid without actually killing any Israelis? Obviously, the conclusion to be drawn here is that the shahids should take some Israelis with them as they go.

Iranian students drew the correct conclusion, even if the Times didn't, and the next day set up a martyrdom-seekers organization, as MEMRI reports.


Posted by TS at January 1, 2009 06:47 AM

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Actually, folks, Iranians and other Muslims sometimes even called those who die in airplane and car crashes martyrs these days. You can definitely be a martyr without being involved in a suicide attack.

Posted by: Phillip at January 2, 2009 03:20 AM

All iranian are genius and be sure that they found what their leaders told them .
they hait israelies and never tell israel as it name , they tell israel zionist regime.
All ready to martyr anywhere and whenever their leaders tell them.
And this is a big lie that even they die in accident or ... they call them shahid (martyr).
for calling some one shahid need some parameters that Quran tell them.
i am with us and love all iranian in world beacuse they hate the big evil means USA and Israel (i mean Zionist regime like them)
DOWN WITH ISRAEL.
ISRAEL SHOULD BE DESTROYED.

Posted by: a man at January 10, 2009 03:19 PM

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