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Monday, April 20, 2009

Roger Simon and Alan Dershowitz get up close and personal with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Mystery writer Roger Simon (pictured) is in Geneva covering the Durban II hatefest for Pajamas Media. Simon filed a report about his coming close to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who is staying in the same hotel as Simon and Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz. Simon and Dershowitz were standing outside the hotel on Sunday night when Ahmadinejad and his entourage arrived. Here's how Roger described the experience (Hat Tip: Instapundit).
He crossed not ten feet away from me, smiling and waving to the sixty or seventy people in the lobby. As far as I could tell, no one waved back. But I can tell you that being up close and relatively personal with Ahmadinejad is not a pleasant experience, far from it. It’s not like seeing a normal political adversary, someone from the other political party or whatever. It’s rather like being in the presence of pure evil, at least it was for me, or what I imagine that to be. Pure evil come to address a human rights convention! I felt as if I had been kicked in the stomach. I also felt nauseated.
Dershowitz had a very different reaction. To see how Dershowitz reacted, read the whole thing.

It's a shame that a certain New York Times reporter named Roger is not emotionally capable of having a similar reaction to Ahmadinejad. If he were capable of such emotions, he might understand the revulsion that Ahmadinejad causes in nearly all Israelis.


At 11:55 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

Carl - I share that revulsion. I cannot understand how six decades after the Shoah a monster like that can be received with full diplomatic protocol and treated like a statesman in the West.

No - the world has not learned the lesson that hatred of the Jews seldom stops with them. Israel more than ever is the miner's canary of civilization. Mahmoud Ahmedinejad is not just a threat to the Jewish State but to the entire world.

At 8:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, it was a good run - for a few decades mega-racists were largely shunned in the West. Now we're back to the time when Hitler was accepted as an honored guest in the UK.


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