Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadi-nejad has chosen a fundamentalist imam to give the opening prayer at the next meeting of the majlis. The Hojatolislam Rukh al-Warun is considered “moderate” by Iranian standards, but that merely illustrates how completely insane Iranian Islam has become.
For example, asked whether sharia supported “taking out” George W. Bush, al-Warun replied, “The Prophet, Peace be upon him, has said, ‘Allah puts government on Earth to punish evil-doers.’ And it is written in the Holy Qu’ran that evil cannot be bargained with; it must be brought to an end. That is the legitimate goal of government.”
So can we hear a little less about how Islam is “a religion of peace”? If this is what an Iranian “moderate” sounds like, I’d hate to hear from an extremist. And the decision of Ahmadi-nejad to honor someone who has openly called for the assassination of our President can only be read as a deliberate affront to the United States, bordering on a declaration of war.
Oh, wait … There seems to be a little bit of a problem with the translation. Never mind!