Following the brutal murder of a pregnant woman in a German courtroom, Iran's president criticizes the West for being selective in its stance on human rights.In further acts of coherence, Iran also summoned the Italian ambassador.
Marwa el-Sherbini, an Egyptian woman dubbed the "veil martyr", was in court over a case against her neighbor, Axel W., who had been found guilty last November for insulting and abusing the woman, calling her a "terrorist".
El-Sherbiny, 31, mother of a 3-year-old and three months pregnant, was set to testify against him when he stabbed her 18 times inside the court in Dresden in front of her son.
"This heartfelt incident of el-Sherbini's martyrdom is a clear evidence of corruption in German judiciary system and a disgrace to the United Nations," Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Sunday.
He slammed the violation of human rights in Germany, saying, "The attitude of Germany and most of Western countries to her killing is similar to their stance on the massacre of innocent Palestinians in the Gaza Strip."
"They stood by and witnessed the killing of the Palestinian people but finally condemned the Palestinians," he added.
Ahmadinejad expressed confidence that such a crime has been "definitely planned in advance" and said, "The German government, [the US President Barack] Obama, the UN Secretary General [Ban Ki-moon] and senior European officials showed no reaction to the incident."
Ahmadinejad drew a parallel between the Western governments and medieval slavers, saying that "in their point of view 'they' are the upper class and the rest of the people are slaves."
"Today, the German government is acting like slavers. [It] smiles at this crime (el-Sherbini's murder) and doesn't even express regret," Ahmadinejad said.
The Iranian president also called on the UN Security Council to condemn Germany. "We request the Security Council to condemn and impose sanctions on them (Germany)."
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Ahmadinejad asks the Security Council to impose sanctions on Germany
Over the el-Sherbini murder. He also manages to throw slavery into the mix. New lows in defiant blather: