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Oy Vey! Ahmadinejad is Jewish!

By Brian | October 4, 2009 | Share on Facebook

According to today’s Daily News, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was born to practicing, Iranian Jewish parents who changed their name from Sabourjian to Ahmadinejad when they converted to Islam just after his birth.

The Sabourjians traditionally hail from Ahmadinejad’s hometown of Aradan. The name is even on the list of reserved names for Iranian Jews compiled by Iran’s Ministry of the Interior, [the London Daily Telegraph] says.

Experts told the Telegraph his vitriolic attacks against Jews could be an attempt to hide his past.

“This aspect of Mr. Ahmadinejad’s background explains a lot about him,” said Ali Nourizadeh, of the Center for Arab and Iranian Studies. “Every family that converts into a different religion takes a new identity by condemning their old faith.

“By making anti-Israeli statements, he is trying to shed any suspicions about his Jewish connections.”

A London-based expert on Iranian Jewry said that the “jian” ending to the Sabour name shows that the family had been practicing Jews.

How embarrassing, huh? Although, if he can deny the Holocaust ever happened, it shouldn’t be much of a stretch for him to deny all of this as well. Look for Ahmadinejad to claim that he was born at the age of eighteen any day now…

Topics: Political Rantings, Random Acts of Blogging | 2 Comments »

2 Responses to “Oy Vey! Ahmadinejad is Jewish!”

  1. Jeff Porten says at October 4th, 2009 at 9:47 pm :
    I’m thinking that we should be a hell of a lot more embarrassed than he is….

  2. Ilya says at October 5th, 2009 at 4:56 pm :
    I had exactly the same reaction as Jeff when I read it.

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