- Dan Meridor: We misquoted Ahmadinejad - Talk to Al Jazeera - Al Jazeera English
- Meridor: Iran never called to wipe out Israel - Israel News, Ynetnews
In 2005 Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was quoted as saying that Israel should be "wiped off the map," but it was later revealed that the translation of his remarks, published by media outlets around the world, was incorrect. Ahmadinejad was actually quoting the leader of the 1979 Islamic revolution: "The Imam said this regime occupying Jerusalem must vanish from the page of time."
Judaism a "gutter-religion"?
"...America and England and the nations backed Israel's existence. Therefore when you aid and abet someone in a criminal conspiracy, you are a part of that criminal conspiracy. So America and England and the nations are criminals in the sight of almighty God. Now, that nation of Israel, never has had any peace in forty years and she will never have any peacebecause there can never be any peace structured on injustice, thievery, lying and deceit and using the name of God to shield your dirty religion under His holy and righteous name."
"America and England and the nations, because of their backing of Israel are being drawn into the heat of the third world war, which is called Armageddon. Oh America, you have blundered so. And instead of recognizing the mistakes your have made and turn for the better, you persist in your evil. And so the consequences of evil must come. You hate us because we dare say that we are the chosen people of God and can back it up..."
Minister Farrakhan used the term "dirty-religion" to describe the practices and policies of some Jews in the State of Israel.
Many Jews consider that the Zionist Israelis are racists and do not believe that Israel is the fulfillment of divine prophesy---many prominent Jews including Israel Shahak and MIT professor Noam Chomsky, consider Israel to be "an apartheid state." They have publicly joined many other Jews in condemning the treatment and even the torture of Palestinians by the state of Israel. Like Minister Farrakhan, they believe that these wicked practices are a strain on the teachings of Moses and on the true practitioners of the Jewish faith.Zionism, not Farrakhan is the problem, rabbis say
Again, the media had a field day with that and soon all that was reported was that Min. Farrakhan called Judaism a "gutter religion."
In their new pamphlet, "Exile and Redemption: The Torah Approach, An Introductory Exploration of Zionism, Jewish-Gentile Relations and the Recent Dialogue with the Nation of Islam by a Friend of Neturei Karta, " that remark is explained by Jews themselves.
"The media widely reported that the Minister had referred to Judaism as a ‘gutter religion.’ This error (or distortion) was deeply troubling to the Nation of Islam. The reason was that in Minister Farrakhan’s vocabulary the phrase ‘dirty religion’ has a particular meaning. It referred to adherents of a faith who sinned against the tenets of that faith. The ‘dirty religion’ is the distorted faith which emerges from its manipulation by hypocrites or sinners ... . The use of ‘dirty religion’ in the Minister’s lexicon could have been discovered by any researcher interested in generating light instead of heat," the statement reads.