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Iran's Ahmadinejad talks to US Christians
Breitbart.com ^ | 2-25-2007 | Breitbart.com

Posted on 02/25/2007 4:02:36 PM PST by stan_sipple

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Sunday said Iran bore no hatred towards the United States as he held talks with American Christians in a rare official contact with visitors from Tehran's arch enemy.

State television showed Ahmadinejad meeting with a dozen American representatives from various Christian orders who are in Iran for a week-long visit to promote peace and dialogue between the foes.

"The Iranian nation does not have any feeling of hatred and opposition towards the American people and we believe that all people are respectful and given the common grounds people have, they could achieve peace and justice," Ahmadinejad said according to official media.

"The US government has initiated and is continuing animosity against Iran," he told the assembled US delegation, made up of Mennonites, Quakers, Episcopalians, Catholics and United Methodists.

"Due to the repeated mistakes made by the American leadership, the image of the United States is becoming tarnished in the region," the president added.

The delegation, which arrived in Iran last week, has already met with leading Muslim clerics as well as religious leaders of Iran's Christian Armenian minority.

The trip by the US Christians comes after US religious leaders met Ahmadinejad during his visit to New York in September to address the UN General Assembly.

Iran and the United States have had no diplomatic relations since Washington severed ties in 1980 in the wake of the seizure of its embassy in Tehran by Islamist students.

However small groups of US media, sportsmen and tourists still visit the Islamic republic each year.


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First Anti-Semites now "Christian" Quislings: Ahmadinejad has all his bases covered
1 posted on 02/25/2007 4:02:38 PM PST by stan_sipple
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To: stan_sipple

"Mennonites, Quakers, Episcopalians, Catholics and United Methodists."

The "usual suspects". :(


2 posted on 02/25/2007 4:04:06 PM PST by Kolokotronis (Christ is Risen, and you, o death, are annihilated!)
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To: stan_sipple

Mahmoud, you must think we're all that stupid. You sad sack, you.


3 posted on 02/25/2007 4:06:42 PM PST by RichInOC (SHAITAN: HOW ARE YOU MAHMOUD!! ALL YOUR SOUL ARE BELONG TO US. HA HA HA HA....)
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To: Kolokotronis

Did EpiscoBaalian Bishop Ken Schori stop by? Im sure She-he could help Ahmed come to Jesus on tolerating gays


4 posted on 02/25/2007 4:07:27 PM PST by stan_sipple
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To: stan_sipple

Can Kerry, Dodd, Biden and Baghdad Jim McDermott be far behind?


5 posted on 02/25/2007 4:08:50 PM PST by HardStarboard (The Democrats are more afraid of American Victory than Defeat!)
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To: stan_sipple
...in a rare official contact with visitors from Tehran's arch enemy.

These people are friends of Tehran and any other government that is the enemy of the US. For that reason they are probably the best friends Ahmadinejad has right now.

6 posted on 02/25/2007 4:10:58 PM PST by FreePaul
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To: stan_sipple

The definition of "useful idiots".


7 posted on 02/25/2007 4:11:08 PM PST by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: HardStarboard

Sen Biden said Ahmadinejad was for an Iranian clean, articulate, good looking and didnt smell too bad.


8 posted on 02/25/2007 4:11:41 PM PST by stan_sipple
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To: stan_sipple
"The Iranian nation does not have any feeling of hatred and opposition towards the American people and we believe that all people are respectful and given the common grounds people have, they could achieve peace and justice," Ahmadinejad said according to official media.

Fine, allow Christian missionaries to open churches in Iran, then.

9 posted on 02/25/2007 4:11:53 PM PST by BigBobber
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To: stan_sipple

"See, he wants to play nice. He sent me a St. Anthony card and said he would light a candle for me. Bush is the REAL enemy.

10 posted on 02/25/2007 4:14:04 PM PST by SkyPilot
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To: All

I am a born-again Christian, Ahmadinejad.

You seem incapable of speaking the truth.
In fact sir, you are hateful and it shows.

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http://www.truthusa.com/IRAN.html
http://www.memritv.org/Search.asp?ACT=S5&P1=148
http://www.memri.org/iran.html
http://www.memritv.org
http://internet-haganah.com/harchives/005920.html
http://www.sofir.org/sarchives/005869.php
http://www.jihadwatch.org/archives/015320.php
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/keyword?k=iran


11 posted on 02/25/2007 4:15:32 PM PST by Cindy
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To: stan_sipple
various Christian orders who are in Iran for a week-long visit to promote peace and dialogue between the foes

Aminadnutjob's a guy who likes to tell everybody to either convert or die. I wonder if anybody bothered to present the Gospel to him at this little kissie-fest?

Or would that be too confrontational, not promoting "peace and dialogue"?

12 posted on 02/25/2007 4:21:23 PM PST by Gritty (If you want to have good relations with the Iranian people you should bow and surrender-A'd'jad)
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To: Kolokotronis

No Independent Fundamental Baptist would have wasted time listening to a lost person bent on the destruction of Israel.


13 posted on 02/25/2007 4:25:26 PM PST by Salvavida (Restoring the U.S.A. starts with filling the empty pew at a local Bible-believing church.)
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To: stan_sipple

I consider myself a Christian,
I have a message for Ahmadinenutjob

Bite me.


14 posted on 02/25/2007 4:26:51 PM PST by sgtbono2002 (I will forgive Jane Fonda, when the Jews forgive Hitler.)
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To: stan_sipple
Mamoud just wants to have 'fun'.
15 posted on 02/25/2007 4:27:08 PM PST by BigFinn
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To: BigBobber

Excellent point.But I doubt Mr. Ahmadinejad would have any interest in that idea !!!


16 posted on 02/25/2007 4:30:21 PM PST by Obie Wan
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To: Obie Wan
"When several members of the delegation met with members of Congress in October 2006 after the New York meeting with Ahmadinejad in September, they were encouraged to continue their efforts and visit Iran if possible. After the upcoming visit, the group will again meet with members of the U.S. Congress to tell them about what they heard leaders in Iran saying and about ways to move toward lessening current tensions."http://www.episcopalchurch.org/3577_82397_ENG_HTM.htm Peace groups acting as stalking horses for cut and run Rats in congress.
17 posted on 02/25/2007 4:34:48 PM PST by stan_sipple
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To: sgtbono2002
LOL!!  !
18 posted on 02/25/2007 5:08:58 PM PST by Salem (FREE REPUBLIC - Fighting to win within the Arena of the War of Ideas! So get in the fight!)
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To: stan_sipple
Dhimmi Christians who come to seek guidance on how to further their anti-American activism. Words fail me.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

19 posted on 02/25/2007 5:13:39 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: stan_sipple
"The Iranian nation does not have any feeling of hatred and opposition towards the American people and we believe that all people are respectful and given the common grounds people have, they could achieve peace and justice," Ahmadinejad said according to official media."

"The US government has initiated and is continuing animosity against Iran...."

In one sentence he says he does not have any feeling of hatred towards the American people, than in the next sentence he targets the U.S. Government, which the American people voted for and are represented by. Someone should tell him how representative government works.

His double-speak is lousy. 

20 posted on 02/25/2007 5:16:47 PM PST by Salem (FREE REPUBLIC - Fighting to win within the Arena of the War of Ideas! So get in the fight!)
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If anyone finds the names of the delegates, please do post them on this thread. I would be very interested to know the names.


21 posted on 02/25/2007 5:16:49 PM PST by Remole
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To: Salem

The anti-Christ???


22 posted on 02/25/2007 5:44:21 PM PST by Russ
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To: stan_sipple

These leftist "Christians" don't represent the views of the membership of their denominations.


23 posted on 02/25/2007 5:45:02 PM PST by popdonnelly ([Democrats] are jubilant at our disasters and are cast down when the rebels are defeated -Sept. 1862)
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To: Remole

Jeff Carr is the Chief Operations Officer for Sojourners/Call to Renewal.
Rev. Dr. Shanta Premawardhana, associate general secretary of the National Council of Churches USA (NCC) for Interfaith Relations
Mary Ellen McNish, general secretary of the American Friends Service Committee.
Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) international program director, Ron Flaming.
Maureen Shea, director of the Episcopal Church's Office of Government Relations,


24 posted on 02/25/2007 6:09:00 PM PST by stan_sipple
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To: stan_sipple
As a BA Christian, I would be happy to exercise the 1911 on this clown. I am still working on loving my enemies.
25 posted on 02/25/2007 6:14:49 PM PST by Nuc1 (NUC1 Sub pusher SSN 668 (Liberals Aren't Patriots))
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To: stan_sipple
Hopefully, the Christians believe they were listening to Satan.......
26 posted on 02/25/2007 7:11:12 PM PST by b4its2late (Liberalism is a hollow log and a mental disorder.)
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To: stan_sipple

No Christian suicide bombers?

Who'da thought.


27 posted on 02/25/2007 7:14:07 PM PST by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: Russ

Would consider him an Anti-Christ candidate if it is in fact one person, but his ability to deceive does not seem all too impressive.

Or maybe I'm missing something.


28 posted on 02/25/2007 7:34:08 PM PST by romanesq
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To: Russ; romanesq
"The anti-Christ???"

Nah. Just plain fodder like, well, the Egyptian army in the book of Exodus.


29 posted on 02/25/2007 9:25:01 PM PST by Salem (FREE REPUBLIC - Fighting to win within the Arena of the War of Ideas! So get in the fight!)
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To: stan_sipple
EpiscoBaalian

ROFL! That's great!

30 posted on 04/12/2007 11:25:54 PM PDT by Terriergal ("I am ashamed that women are so simple To offer war where they should kneel for peace," Shakespeare)
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To: stan_sipple
Jeff Carr is the Chief Operations Officer for Sojourners/Call to Renewal.

Why am I not surprised...

Jim Wallis is of course the founder of each, and Glenn Palmberg, president of the Social Justice abdenomination the Evangecical Covenant Church of Americais awfully tight with him - they both sit on the board of Call to Renewal with inclusivist gay apologist Tony Campolo. Palmberg signs just about every bit of activist tripe Wallis comes up with. Elizabeth Palmberg is a goofy frequent contributor to Sojourners and I am dying to know if she's of any relation to Mr Glenn V Palmberg.

31 posted on 04/12/2007 11:30:46 PM PDT by Terriergal ("I am ashamed that women are so simple To offer war where they should kneel for peace," Shakespeare)
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To: stan_sipple; Cindy

I wonder if any of these Christian visitors to Iran know ground zero Imam Feisal Rauf?


32 posted on 08/18/2010 9:27:46 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: piasa

I don’t know.

I’m a Christian in the true sense, so I couldn’t tell you what those people are/were thinking.


33 posted on 08/18/2010 9:36:31 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: All

A Look at Ahmadinejad:
http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/ahmadinejad/index

A Look at Iran:
http://www.truthusa.com/IRAN.html


34 posted on 08/18/2010 9:37:49 PM PDT by Cindy
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