The contrast was obvious. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad spoke at the United Nations this week. Part of his speech was to encourage the growth of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) which recently met in Tehran.
Here is part of President Ahmadinejad’s speech at the UN:
Unilateralism, application of double standards, and imposition of wars, instability and occupations to ensure economic interests, and expand dominance over sensitive centers of the world have turned to be the order of the day.
Arms race and intimidation by nuclear weapons and weapons of mass-destruction by the hegemonic powers have become prevalent: Testing new generations of ultra-modern weaponry and the pledge to disclose these armaments on due time is now being used as a new language of threat against nations to coerce them into accepting a new era of hegemony. Continued threat by the uncivilized Zionists to resort to military action against our great nation is a clear example of this bitter reality.
-A state of mistrust has cast its shadow on the international relations, whilst there is no trusted or just authority to help resolve world conflicts.
Just for the record, those ‘uncivilized Zionists’ have attempted to live in peace with their neighbors for more than fifty years. It’s the neighbors that have been uncivilized. They have also won more Nobel prizes per capita than any other nation in the world.
Breitbart.com posted the entire speech, but they also posted sections of the speech that contain truth the world needs to hear:
Israel wants to see a Middle East of progress and peace. We want to see the three great religions that sprang forth from our region, Judaism, Christianity and Islam, coexist in peace and in mutual respect. Yet the medieval forces of radical Islam whom you just saw storming the American embassies throughout the Middle East, well, they oppose this. They seek supremacy over all Muslims. They’re bent on world conquest. They want to destroy Israel, Europe, America. They want to extinguish freedom. They want to end the modern world.
Now, militant Islam has many branches, from the rulers of Iran with their Revolutionary Guards to al-Qaida terrorists to the radical cells lurking in every part of the globe.
But despite their differences, they are all rooted in the same bitter soil of intolerance. That intolerance is directed first to their fellow Muslims and then to Christians, Jews, Buddhists, Hindus, secular people, anyone who doesn’t submit to their unforgiving creed. They want to drag humanity back to an age of unquestioning dogma, unrelenting conflict.
I’m sure of one thing. Ultimately, they will fail. Ultimately, light will penetrate the darkness.
Prime Minister Netanyahu used a very simple drawing to show the danger the world now faces regarding the Iranian nuclear program. We can choose to listen now or we can regret later that we closed our ears.
Prime Minister Netanyahu spoke the truth–the question is whether or not anyone heard.