>>>”Jews in this country still vote overwhelmingly for Democrats and Obama. They have more skin in the game.”<<<
Re Mininejad, it is common knowledge in Iran that he has Jewish heritage himself, from his father’s side. They converted to Islam. His mother is said to be a direct descendant of Mohammad, hence called a “seyyed”.
The Telegraph’s excerpts of CNN (Piers Morgan) interview w/ Ahmadinejad:
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad: ‘I would have no problem with children marrying a Jew’ - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/iran/9563627/Mahmoud-Ahmadinejad-I-would-have-no-problem-with-children-marrying-a-Jew.html
There are 4 other points to be made: 1) in Iran or generally Iranian expats mostly acknowledge & know that Ahmadinejad (AN) lies too often. 2) AN despite looking like a retarded monkey, is a politician but does not call the shots in Iran. His strings are pulled by Khamenei (supreme leader). However, that is not to say AN himself does not share (some) of Khamenei’s views. 3) AN is a thug - I’ve heard many accounts of how he personally killed (shot) people, point blank, during early yrs of the Islamic revolution. 4) AN is qualified to speak about Islamic Republic, but not Iran. About the latter he should simply his trap for now.
ping to article & comments.