Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad‘s visit to America was newsworthy enough to make the front page of local, national and international news everywhere. You may have heard about his remarks to the American National Press Corps—in which he completely ignored a question posed to him about Iran’s Baha’is— or his talk at Columbia University and “public skewering” by Columbia president Lee Bollinger. Then, in a galling display of duplicity, Ahmadinejad delivered the following non-answer to a direct question about the persecution of Iran’s Baha’is at a United Nations press conference on September 25:
I doubt Ahmadinejad would ever read this blog, but just for the record:
- The name of the religion mentioned is the Baha’i Faith.
- The name of its divine prophet is Baha’u’llah.
- He first revealed His mission to mankind in 1863.
- You’re welcome.