Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad underlined on Wednesday that Zionists are the most hated group in the world."And their masters"? There is somebody over the Zionists?
"Today, Zionists and their masters know that they are the most hated groups in the view of the world nations," Ahmadinejad told a large and fervent congregation of people of Shiraz in the southern province of Fars.
"At the (anti-racism Durban Review) Conference in Geneva Zionists endeavored to omit the phrase "The Zionist regime (of Israel) is equal to Racism" and tried to repeat what they had done to Holocaust on racism," he added.Holocaust denial seems to be the prism through which he views the world.
The Iranian president further strongly criticized supporters of the Zionist regime's behavior towards those who question the Holocaust, and said, "They said that the Holocaust is a reality and nobody has the right to question or raise doubt about it."
Regarding events during his speech in Durban 2 conference, Ahmadinejad noted, "Those who claim to be advocates of freedom of expression intended to disrupt a meeting which was held for the free expression of ideas."
As the Iranian president was delivering a speech to the conference, a participant sought to insult him by throwing an object to his face, but over 4500 representatives of the NGOs and human rights activists attending the convention asked the Iranian president to continue his address and gave him repeated applause.
Following the incident, a minority of representatives from 23 organizations and states left the hall in protest at Ahmadinejad's speech. But thousands of others, including the United Nations representatives remained in the hall as Ahmadinejad continued, calling Israel a cruel and racist state and accusing Zionists of using the Holocaust as an excuse to steal Arab land.
Ahmadinejad also called Zionism a form of racism.