What makes Iran evil?
Quite a few evangelical Christians think that all Muslims are evil, and Islam is the work of the devil. * And the war on terror has largely been a religious crusade (as well as a campaign to liberate Middle Eastern oil.)
Moreover, there is a widespread myth repeated by American media and politicians that Iran’s President (Ahmadinejad) said that Israel should be “wiped off the map”.
As a New York Times translation notes, Ahmadinejad wasn’t referring to Israel at all, but to the “regime” – i.e. the current political administration - in Israel.
Moreover, it was not Ahmadinejad himself speaking. He was quoting Ayatollah Khomeini, who died in1989 (and who looked exactly like Sean Connery’s evil twin)
Arash Norouzi – who despises Iran’s current leadership as a “backward regime” – notes:
What did Ahmadinejad actually say? To quote his exact words in Farsi:
“Imam ghoft een rezhim-e ishghalgar-e qods bayad az safheh-ye ruzgar mahv shavad.”