Ahmadinejad: Holocaust Denial, destroy Zionism, “Imam Ali, help us”.

February 23rd, 2012 by Mark Gardner

As tensions increase concerning Iran’s nuclear capabilities and its use of global terrorism, a BBC Monitoring transcript shows President Ahmadinejad denying the Holocaust, “a legend by the name of Holocaust“, whilst giving a somewhat apocalyptic address to a rally in Tehran’s Azadi Square on 11 February, the 33rd anniversary of Iran’s Islamic Revolution.

(This was also the day that the Iranian conference on Hollywood and Zionism concluded, as reported here by Press TV; and as shown here on CST blog, with President Ahmadinejad meeting French denier, Robert Faurisson and members of Neturei Karta, the Jewish sect that is so cherished by British anti-Zionist far leftists and Islamists, alike. French performer Dieudonné Mbala Mbala was also present.)

The BBC translation is taken from the Islamic Republic of Iran News Network, Tehran, in Persian 0759gmt on 11 February, 2012.

It includes the use of the word “eidolon”. This is of Greek origin and basically means an apparition, a phantom, or an idealised figure. 

Ahmadinejad states:

In order to dominate the world, arrogant powers, slaveholders and dominance-seeking powers created an eidolon under the name of the Zionist regime. The cell and spirit of this eidolon is composed of a legend by the name of Holocaust. The Iranian nation destroyed this eidolon with courage, vigilance and acumen and paved a way for the freedom of nations.

The remainder of the speech is too lengthy to repeat here, but below are some sections that relate to Ahmedinejad’s anti-Zionism / antisemitism; sections relating his hatred of Marxism and Capitalism; and his worryingly apocalyptic sounding appeal for the 12th Shia Imam to appear.

…The Iranian nation has carried out another task and ruined a new and modern eidolon. In order to dominate the world, arrogant powers, slaveholders and dominance-seeking powers created an eidolon under the name of the Zionist regime. The cell and spirit of this eidolon is composed of a legend by the name of Holocaust. The Iranian nation destroyed this eidolon with courage, vigilance and acumen and paved a way for the freedom of nations.

[People chanting God is great].

My beloved ones, these are only part of achievements of the beloved Iranian nation. Certainly, we are still at the beginning of the way and we should come together and unify our efforts in order to reach peaks and ideals.

In the final part of my speech, I want to talk about the current global situation, as well as the situation in the region.

…The regional governments should be aware that enemy is seeking to sow discord. They want to save the Zionist regime and are seeking to sow discord among governments, nations and followers of various religious.

…They issue resolutions. On the one hand, this is a very bitter occurrence. However, on the other hand, it is a most sarcastic joke that has ever been observed in history. I address them: You can change yourselves by respecting nations and their rights. Otherwise, those, who are standing today close to America and some European countries to save the Zionist regime and are suppressing the resistance of freedom-seeking people, should know that their turn will come tomorrow.

…All nations and politicians should be aware that great changes are taking place…My dears, we should first and foremost believe in God and reach purity. 

…All our problems are because of US domination and the existence of the Zionist regime. All dictatorships in the region and the world are supported by the USA and the Zionist regime.

…Do not support Zionists. They are like a junk car. They are not useful any more… Let Palestine be free.

…I can tell you compassionately that great awareness is on its way, a storm is on its way, as well as the storm of global awareness. If you do not join people, the storm will uproot oppression and injustice in the world.

…So far, human history has been full of oppression, injustice and humiliation. Marxism and Capitalism are on the top of oppressors in history. They committed crimes and injustice incomparable with any period of history. They theorized operations, plunder, occupation, and robbery of nations. They have integrated them in the form of different schools and doctrines, imposing them on nations. But I would like to say that, by divine grace, their era has come to its end. Marxism failed and the sound of the breaking bones of inhumane capitalism can be heard in the world.

The world needs new discipline that provides justice and purity, welfare, security and dignity for all humans and nations with everyone having a constructive role in global management. Of course, this needs a new rule.

My dears, human beings belong to the world and need global rule for every human being and every nation irrespective of the colour of their skin, race, language, region, and tribe. Human beings need a rule that is based on monotheism, justice, knowledge, and love and kindness, and the recognition of the dignity of all human beings.

The question is as follows: who is to establish discipline and rule. Will those, who have no sign of justice and kindness, be able to give these values to the world? Do you think the head of the US government, some European governments, or Zionists behind the stage are able to establish justice in the world? The answer is clear! Justice needs righteous and just rulers. I would like to say in a loud voice and in the name of the whole nation [of Iran] and all free nations of the world that the replacement of unfair discipline and current inhumane rule of the world is nothing but perfect Mahdavi society.

The righteous global rule will come with the Imam of the Age [12th Shi'i Imam Mahdi], peace be upon Him, who will come with Jesus Christ, peace be upon Him, and all those, who are righteous. They will come with tact and grace and fill the world with justice and love. He, who is the embodiment of justice and a perfect innocent human being far removed from mistakes and full of love of humans, will come. This is humans’ historical and innate desire. This is the point of contact for all humans and the only way of solving problems and humans’ historic hardships, the way leading to the climax of perfection and pure life. This thought and reality is the pillar for all those, who seek unity and justice, freedom and perfection, and monotheism in the world.

May you come together and insist on monotheism, justice and love. Make this desire come true sooner. Oh, Imam Ali, help us!

…Oh, Great God! May You save our nation and our dear Leader under the protection of the Imam of the Age!

[People chanting: Oh, God! Amen]

Oh, Great God! The world is full of oppression. The oppressors act impertinently. Justice-seekers are alone. You promised that if the world was filled with oppression, You would send a justice-spreader. All hearts, eyes and hands are towards You, oh, Almighty God. May You send the Saviour, the Promised, the Only One, Love – the Imam of the Age.

Be dear, glorious, and victorious.