15 December 2005

It's time to criticize the President

Last week Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad publicly declared his opinion that the Holocaust is a "legend" that Zionists use to justify the existence of Israel, which he regards as a "tumor" that must be excised from the map of the Middle East.

His words, broadcast live on Iranian state-owned television were
"They have fabricated a legend under the name 'Massacre of the Jews', and they hold it higher than God himself, religion itself and the prophets themselves."

It is clear that Ahmadinejad belongs to those who deny the Holocaust because they wish to repeat it. It is also clear that we have in him a head of state who promolguates a pernicious untruth, and then blasphemes by conflating that untruth with the Truth of his revealed Religion. In this he does harm to Islam in Iran. Further, he has harmed the relationship of the Iranian people with the rest of the world, against which he has uttered calumny.

While the Virtual Church of the Blind Chihuahua remains officially friendly to practioners of all the world's major religions, we are forced to admit that Ahmadinejad has, by his words and actions effectively made himself subject to the Thinwa spoken by me, the Pooper Scooper. Because he has yet to bring actual disaster to his own country, he does not qualify for membership in VCBC's widely ignored and non-influential Curse.

We regret that it has become necessary to inform you of this situation with respect to yet another head of state. We intend neither insult nor harm to the Iranian people, nor to their Islam. We do however, find it impossible to hold their current president in high esteem.