The list includes military officers holding ranks of battalion commander and higher who were in command during various stages of Operation 'Cast Lead,' the right-wing Israeli daily, the Haaretz reported, adding that the number of officers and their identities were not released.Elsewhere in the Iranian press we learn that, according to one Ayatollah, "Wahabies’ crimes" are "worse than Zionists’":
Grand Ayatollah Lotfollah Safi Golpayegani condemned the recent terrorist blast and reiterated that Wahabi sect's resorting to such cruel massacres is worse than Zionists' crimes.Why can't they be moderate like Iran? Speaking of Iranian moderation, the Iranian Press regularly gives a sympathetic presentation of Palestinian terror-rumblings. IRIB currently features articles entitled "Hamas urges renewing martyr ops on Israel" and "'Quds Brigades committed to Shaqaqi's path."' It's PIJ founder Fathi Shaqaqi's "14th martyrdom anniversary." According to Wikipedia, "Among the Sunnis, Fathi Shiqaqi was the first individual who published a booklet which legitimized, for the first time the justification of suicide in jihad." Finally, at Fars we learn that "Ahmadinejad Lauds Erdogan's Anti-Israeli Stance":
According to IRNA, the Source of Jurisprudence made the comment at his high level jurisprudence course before beginning his lesson, adding, "This sect, with the endless and brutal massacres it has begun launching, has ashamed the Muslims and gained dignity for the Zionists."
He stressed that it makes no difference whether they call themselves Al-Qaeda, Taliban, or any other name, but they have gone so far that the Muslims in both Islamic lands, and in non-Islamic world do not dare to declare their Islamic identity. They have unjustly defamed Islam and the Muslims.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Tuesday praised Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan for his stance against the Zionist regime of Israel.Erdogan is evidently Mahmoud's kind of guy, and he, in turn, recently revealed that "'Lieberman threatened to nuke Gaza.'" Maybe I need to start covering the Turkosphere.
"Your clear stance against the Zionist regime (of Israel) produced positive effects in the world of Islam and the entire world, and no doubt this position of yours gladdened all nations," Ahmadinejad said in a meeting with visiting Turkish prime minister.
Erdogan arrived in Tehran Monday night heading a high-ranking delegation which includes several cabinet ministers, parliament members, representatives of the private sector and media.
"The reality is that the Zionist regime is a threat to all nations, and if it finds the chance, it will annex all regional states," Ahmadinejad went on saying. [...]
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