Iran: Ahmadinejad Writes Hypocritical Letter to USA
Ahmadinejad followed the Clinton/Obama/DNC line, he noted that there are 1 million people with Iranian roots living in the US, and added that the US should “value respect toward the diversity of nations and races.”
Ahmadinejad should have sent the letter to the Ayatollah.
Iran bans, Gay People, Jews, Christianity has a long history in Iran, dating back to the early years of the faith, and pre-dating Islam. It has always been a minority religion relative to the majority state religions (Zoroastrianism before the Islamic conquest, Sunni Islam in the Middle Ages and Shia Islam in modern times), though it had a much larger representation in the past than it does today. Christians of Iran have played a significant part in the history of Christian mission. Today, there are at least 600 churches and 300,000–370,000 Christians in Iran.
Christians in Iran, including Armenians, live as second class citizens like other minorities— for example Sunni Muslims, Jews and Zoroastrians. Still, however, these “tolerated” minorities fare better than Baha’is, who are considered Muslim-heretics under the Regime’s legal code. Christians who worship in what are called “house churches” and are part of congregations that may include large numbers of people who were born to Muslim families and converted to Christianity—people whom the Islamic Republic does not accept and actively persecutes.
Ahmadinejad went on to say America belongs to everyone and not Americans, “In other words, the contemporary US belongs to all nations, including the natives of the land. No one may consider themselves the owner and view others as guests or immigrants.”
The former Iranian president also slammed US “dominance” in the United Nations, and Washington’s interfering with world affairs, saying this only led to “insecurity, war, division, killing and [the] displacement of nations.”
Iran is currently fighting a proxy war with Saudi Arabia in Yemen.
Source: Live Trading News