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September 25th, 2012
04:40 AM ET

Ahmadinejad denounces reactions to film

In an interview with CNN's Piers Morgan, Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad condemns the anti-Islam film "Innocence of Muslims" and the extremist reactions to it.

- A. Hawkins

Filed under: Iran • Islam

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  1. Sumaiya

    who is hallucinating, assassinating and greedy for adultery and land of believers and non believers can never be proved only with dialogues. Go, search and research for clearing your doubts. kindly read it and broaden your way of thought. And if you still have a doubt about it you are simply one of them.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_United_States_military_operations

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_HIV/AIDS_adult_prevalence_rate

    September 27, 2012 at 4:48 pm |
  2. hippypoet

    belief itself isn't a bad thing. i can say that honestly and believe those words. any belief that makes one want to be a better person is a grand belief to be sure! however, the belief in something unpovable full heartedly is what i find to be disconcerting. the real issue with religion is when those that believe full heartedly run a country or when the majority of the cizitens are religious. For as we all know, the majority make the rule. wether it be thru having more votes or greater numbers in your army the idea is the same, strength in numbers! But when this is the case what you get is oppession.

    any religiously ran government is an oppressive one. All religions state what people should, should not, can, and can not do and even at times religions state when one should do these things. it is in its most basic function a form of social control that warps the mind of the creature being controlled so that the end result is a person who willin
    gly acts in accordance to that very same oppressive government thereby making the government appear to be not controlling at all.

    it is a very nice trick, but aren't tricks for children?
    should we not grow up?
    are dreams really worth giving reality up?
    how is a hope greater then knowledge?
    why aren't other things taken at face value with the same "faith"?
    if anything then at least shouldn't the tenets of your faith be adhered to and be upheld?
    should you stone your own children because they were dissrespectful to you?
    should you kill those of differing cultures or beliefs because they have differing cultures and beliefs?
    would you allow those that survive YOUR jihad to be enslaved and turned into property?
    should women be viewed as property and treated as such?
    how many commandments do you follow and how many do you think there are?
    shouldn't the followers of the abrahamic faith know the answers to these questions?
    was hope greater the knowledge?
    did the dream live up to its reality?

    food for thought.

    September 27, 2012 at 11:43 am |
  3. Reprinted with Permission

    Continuing the "blasphemy" with vim and vigor:

    Mohammed was an illiterate, womanizing, lust and greed-driven, warmongering, hallucinating Arab, who also had embellishing/hallucinating/plagiarizing scribal biographers who not only added "angels" and flying chariots to the koran but also a militaristic agenda to support the plundering and looting of the lands of non-believers.

    This agenda continues as shown by the ma-ssacre in Mumbai, the as-sas-sinations of Bhutto and Theo Van Gogh, the conduct of the seven Muslim doctors in the UK, the 9/11 terrorists, the 24/7 Sunni suicide/roadside/market/mosque bombers, the 24/7 Shiite suicide/roadside/market/mosque bombers, the Islamic bombers of the trains in the UK and Spain, the Bali crazies, the Kenya crazies, the Pakistani “koranics”, the Palestine suicide bombers/rocketeers, the Lebanese nutcases, the Taliban nut jobs, the Ft. Hood follower of the koran, and the Filipino “koranics”.

    And who funds this muck and stench of terror? The warmongering, Islamic, Shiite terror and torture theocracy of
    Ahmadinejad's Iran aka the Third Axis of Evil and also the Sunni "Wannabees" of Saudi Arabia.

    Current crises:

    The Sunni-Shiite blood feud (Syria and also Iraq) and the warmongering, womanizing (11 wives), hallucinating founder.

    September 26, 2012 at 9:14 pm |
  4. Sam Yaza

    I'm going to miss Ahmadinejad 2013 is his last year, when his gone you will miss him he is a progressive democratic-republican. only an extremist will take his place,

    your a good man, regardless of what Christians think; your leadership will be missed.
    no hard filling for what the idiots in my county has done; you have allies here. I'm sure; if we were in charge of our foreign policies and not foreign lobbyist, we could have been good allies to ushering in democracy and civil rights in Iran while ousting Khamenei.

    September 25, 2012 at 8:08 pm |
    • Bill Deacon

      President Obama in his speech to the UN this week said that "The future of the world must not belong to those who slander the Prophet of Islam." So it appears these two great world leaders are in some agreement.

      September 26, 2012 at 4:20 pm |
    • sma Yaza

      i would go as fare as say any world leader should not slander any one, be them gods or men.

      September 26, 2012 at 4:27 pm |
    • Moby Schtick

      You can't "slander" a being who does not exist.

      September 26, 2012 at 5:08 pm |
  5. hinduism source of hindufilthyracism.

    hinduism, violence was not caused by demonstrators by hindu gentile, criminal slave police by blocking road for peaceful demonstration at center of hinduism, espionage, American embassies miles away, and what every one watched on TV was not an action but a reaction to hinduism criminality of hindu criminal police department by attacking peaceful demonstrators with tear gas and guns. No one else is responsible for hinduism, violence but hindu terrorist government of USA and their hindu gentile criminal slave governments of Muslim countries. For more visit limitisthetruth,com.

    September 25, 2012 at 1:19 pm |
  6. hippypoet

    something i think we are all failing to realize is that while the US may have the freedom to speak our minds – other places don't by law – which is the same reason we have that freedom...by law! and so its laws of the land that should be adhered to or else you have to pay the piper.

    i really don't care about some morons religious beliefs and their ideas of can't do this can't do that because god said so...that is completely stupid but if the laws of the land demand that you don't say such then you DON'T...otherwise you accept the reality of having broken the law.

    any religiously ran government is an oppressive one. All religions state what people should, should not, can, and can not do and even at times when one should do these things. it is in its most basic function a form of social control that warps the mind of the creature being controlled so that the end result is a person who willingly acts in accordance to that very same oppressive government thereby making the government appear to be not controlling at all.

    September 25, 2012 at 10:19 am |
  7. Reality

    Continuing the "blasphemy" with vim and vigor:

    Mohammed was an illiterate, womanizing, lust and greed-driven, warmongering, hallucinating Arab, who also had embellishing/hallucinating/plagiarizing scribal biographers who not only added "angels" and flying chariots to the koran but also a militaristic agenda to support the plundering and looting of the lands of non-believers.

    This agenda continues as shown by the ma-ssacre in Mumbai, the as-sas-sinations of Bhutto and Theo Van Gogh, the conduct of the seven Muslim doctors in the UK, the 9/11 terrorists, the 24/7 Sunni suicide/roadside/market/mosque bombers, the 24/7 Shiite suicide/roadside/market/mosque bombers, the Islamic bombers of the trains in the UK and Spain, the Bali crazies, the Kenya crazies, the Pakistani “koranics”, the Palestine suicide bombers/rocketeers, the Lebanese nutcases, the Taliban nut jobs, the Ft. Hood follower of the koran, and the Filipino “koranics”.

    And who funds this muck and stench of terror? The warmongering, Islamic, Shiite terror and torture theocracy of
    Ahmadinejad's Iran aka the Third Axis of Evil and also the Sunni "Wannabees" of Saudi Arabia.

    Current crises:

    The Sunni-Shiite blood feud (Syria and also Iraq) and the warmongering, womanizing (11 wives), hallucinating founder.

    September 25, 2012 at 7:40 am |
    • hinduism source of hindufilthyracism.

      hinduism absurdity of a hindu ignorant from hindered gutter of hinduism, illegality called india, a hindu, denier of truth absolute, criminal does not deserve any better treatment than elimination of his hinduism, illegality, it is not a matter of hinduism, corruption of truth absolute labeled as religions but truth absolute hindu's, criminal's deny by their hindu Judaism, criminal secularism. for more visit limitisthetruth.com

      September 25, 2012 at 1:34 pm |
    • Reality

      The Apostles' Creed 2012: (updated by yours truly and based on the studies of historians and theologians of the past 200 years)

      Should I believe in a god/allah whose existence cannot be proven
      and said god if he/she/it exists resides in an unproven,
      human-created, spirit state of bliss called heaven??

      I believe there was a 1st century CE, Jewish, simple,
      preacher-man who was conceived by a Jewish carpenter
      named Joseph living in Nazareth and born of a young Jewish
      girl named Mary. (Some say he was a mamzer.)

      Jesus was summarily crucified for being a temple rabble-rouser by
      the Roman troops in Jerusalem serving under Pontius Pilate,

      He was buried in an unmarked grave and still lies
      a-mouldering in the ground somewhere outside of
      Jerusalem.

      Said Jesus' story was embellished and "mythicized" by
      many semi-fiction writers. A descent into Hell, a bodily resurrection
      and ascension stories were promulgated to compete with the
      Caesar myths. Said stories were so popular that they
      grew into a religion known today as Catholicism/Christianity
      and featuring dark-age, daily wine to blood and bread to body rituals
      called the eucharistic sacrifice of the non-atoning Jesus.

      Amen
      (references used are available upon request)

      September 25, 2012 at 3:41 pm |
  8. David Taylor Jr.

    It's just a front....

    September 25, 2012 at 7:39 am |
  9. Irrational Exuberance

    He did not denounce the violence. He denounced the film, he blamed the film. He blamed the fact that we allow such speech.

    When given the opportunity to say if he thought those seeking violence should stop he rejected it. Instead he suggested that if the west would just make blasphemy to Mohammad a crime well it would get better.

    Amazing insight there. Thanks CNN for putting it so clearly. If the west adopts a law demanding respect for Mohammed be given, then Muslims might just be a little less likely to demand we adopt such a law with violence and threats of violence.

    CNN, please stop falling all over yourself to say Islam is the religion of peace and simply acknowledge what we already know and are getting to see on a daily basis; the Qur'an is used to justify barbarity in Islams strongest adherents.

    September 25, 2012 at 6:58 am |
  10. AvdBerg

    For a better understanding of the division amongst the religions of this world and the history of Islam and the Middle East we invite you to read the articles ‘World History and Developments in the Middle East’, ‘Clash of Civilizations’ and ‘CNN Belief Blog – Sign of the Times’, listed on our website http://www.aworlddeceived.ca

    All of the other pages and articles listed on our website explain how and by whom this whole world has been deceived as confirmed in Revelation 12:9.

    September 25, 2012 at 6:43 am |
    • mama kindless

      Revelation my ass. Written by someone high as a kite. St John, the Opium Addict, evidently.

      September 25, 2012 at 7:14 am |
    • TROLL ALERT

      AvdBerg is a troll on this blog, don't bother going to the website it's full of lies so they can sell their cult, click the report abuse link instead.

      September 25, 2012 at 1:30 pm |
  11. 19and19

    AL-LAH is the one and only true GOD of all Universe/Universes and whatever in them;
    AL-LAH is the one and only true GOD of Abraham, Ishmael, Moses, Jesus, David, Muhammad;

    Here is the most Solid and Clear ultimate "Mathematical Proofs:"

    http://www.holy-19-harvest.com
    UNIVERSAL MAGNIFICENT MIRACLES

    September 25, 2012 at 6:19 am |
  12. pntkl

    There is no commonality between the God and the believer(s) which professes their faith by tyranny. In such cases, the perpetrator(s) has demonstrated a lack of faith. No faith which has been or will be validated, such as on the God's Day, requires an unrighteous defender. The worst form of blasphemy is advertising oneself as representing Him, while actively in contradiction. No such glory exists, in this life or any other, for one who teaches hate, fear, and lies.

    September 25, 2012 at 5:29 am |
    • islam

      has nothing to do with God. Allah is not God.

      September 25, 2012 at 5:31 am |
    • pntkl

      If people knew the Father–there would be no such pittance spent towards disparaging the beliefs of another.

      September 25, 2012 at 5:39 am |
    • Dawkins is my homeboy

      No gods. No proof, no need to submit to religion whatsoever.

      September 25, 2012 at 9:39 am |
    • thecollegeadmissionsguru

      Loys of words saying nothing, because god is a myth.

      September 25, 2012 at 10:51 am |
    • hinduism source of hindufilthyracism.

      Allah, means Truth absolute, GOD and essence of existence, a hindu ignorant such as you have no knowledge of, hindu, absurd.

      September 25, 2012 at 1:36 pm |
    • pntkl

      This is why we can't have nice things /\ \/

      September 25, 2012 at 10:19 pm |
  13. Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things

    Prayer changes things

    September 25, 2012 at 5:26 am |
    • hal 9001

      I'm sorry, "Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things", but your assertions regarding atheism and prayer are unfounded. The degree to which your assertions may represent correct statements is 0.0. To help you understand the degree to which your assertions may represent correct statements, I will access my Idiomatic Expression Equivalency module (IEE). Using my IEE module, the expression that best matches the degree to which your assertions may represent correct statements is: "TOTAL FAIL".

      I see that you repeat these unfounded statements with high frequency. Perhaps the following book might help you overcome this problem:

      I'm Told I Have Dementia: What You Can Do.... Who You Can Turn to....
      by the Alzheimer's Disease Society

      September 25, 2012 at 6:48 am |
    • Jesus

      Prayer does not; you are such a LIAR. You have NO proof it changes anything! A great example of prayer proven not to work is the Christians in jail because prayer didn't work and their children died. For example: Susan Grady, who relied on prayer to heal her son. Nine-year-old Aaron Grady died and Susan Grady was arrested.

      An article in the Journal of Pediatrics examined the deaths of 172 children from families who relied upon faith healing from 1975 to 1995. They concluded that four out of five ill children, who died under the care of faith healers or being left to prayer only, would most likely have survived if they had received medical care.

      The statistical studies from the nineteenth century and the three CCU studies on prayer are quite consistent with the fact that humanity is wasting a huge amount of time on a procedure that simply doesn’t work. Nonetheless, faith in prayer is so pervasive and deeply rooted, you can be sure believers will continue to devise future studies in a desperate effort to confirm their beliefs!

      September 25, 2012 at 10:50 am |
  14. Ahmadinejad touches himself for sure

    Fukk that Ahmadinejad! Freedom of speech is freedom of speech. Islam is a barbaric, violent religion. Can't hide it, pal.

    September 25, 2012 at 5:21 am |
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