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ICC Note: Quotes from Iran ’s new Thug-In-Chief give insight into the fundamentalist Islamic mindset and why Islam is so tied to persecution and why Iran continues to be such a hostile place to Christians.

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Not long after Iran’s new president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was elected in late June, the allegations started: he was among the jihadists who seized around seventy Americans in the American embassy in Tehran on November 4, 1979, and held them for 444 days while Jimmy Carter wrung his hands and quailed, discovering that liberal pieties were impotent to free them. And not only that: Ahmadinejad was alleged to be one of the young Iranian men pictured in a notorious photograph, standing next to a heavily blindfolded American hostage.

Late last week he exulted that “thanks to the blood of the martyrs, a new Islamic revolution has arisen and the Islamic revolution of 1384 [the current Iranian year] will, if Allah wills, cut off the roots of injustice in the world. The wave of the Islamic revolution will soon reach the entire world.”

Ahmadinejad’s Islamic revolution that will “soon reach the entire world” would therefore seem to be the one Khomeini was exhorting Muslims to fight for when he declared: “Islam says: Whatever good there is exists thanks to the sword and in the shadow of the sword! People cannot be made obedient except with the sword! The sword is the key to Paradise , which can be opened only for the Holy Warriors! There are hundreds of other [Qur’anic] psalms and Hadiths [sayings of the Prophet] urging Muslims to value war and to fight. Does all this mean that Islam is a religion that prevents men from waging war? I spit upon those foolish souls who make such a claim.”