By Michael Ireland Senior International Correspondent, ASSIST News Service
TEHRAN, IRAN (ANS) -- Iranian President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, is well-known for his denial of The Holocaust.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad bradishes two Christian books in denial of Judaism and Christianity in a recent speech in Tehran.
(Photo courtesy of Mohahbat News).
Now, in a speech during the Women and Islamic Awakening Summit held in Milad Tower in Tehran, Ahmadinjead has claimed that God has never sent any religion into the world called Christianity or Judaism, But He appointed the prophet of Islam, Mohammad, as the prophet for all mankind, from Buddhists to Christians and Jews.
According to Mohabat News, www.mohabatnews.com , Iranian domestic media has reported that during his speech Ahmadinejad addressed the necessity of edification of the world and awakening of people and said, "All the great prophets have come to edify the world."
He added, "Islam is a universal religion and God has not sent any religion but one. God has never sent any religion called Christianity and Judaism. Abraham was the proclaimer of Islam and so were Moses and Jesus."
He continued, "God has sent only one religion, and that is Islam. Our dear prophet belongs to the whole world and he is the last of all prophets. He is also the prophet of Americans, Europeans and Asians. He is the prophet of Buddhists and has come to save all!
Ahmadinejad went on to say, "Our dear prophet does not only belong to the Muslims as so does not Quran. The Quran belongs to all mankind.
Mohabat News goes on to report that, in his statement against Israel, Ahmadinejad said, "The sharp tip of all revolutions and uprisings should point to the Zionist regime of Israel, for it is the base of all arrogance. Until the dominance systems and Zionist regime exists, Nations won't see the face of peace. This is why they should be destroyed.
In earlier speeches, Ahmadinejad had denied The Holocaust, the massacre of Jews by the Nazis. Ahmadinejad had said that The Holocaust is a myth.
Also, Mohabat News reports, Iranian vice president, Mohammad-Reza Rahimi, said in his remarks some days ago that drug trafficking is rooted in the Jewish book of Talmud.
The news agency says authorities in other countries, as well as UN General Secretary Ban Ki-Moon, have reacted against these statements.
** Michael Ireland is the Senior International Correspondent for ANS. He is an international British freelance journalist who was formerly a reporter with a London (United Kingdom) newspaper and has been a frequent contributor to UCB UK, a British Christian radio station. While in the UK, Michael traveled to Canada and the United States, Albania,Yugoslavia, Holland, Germany,and Czechoslovakia. He has reported for ANS from Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Israel, Jordan, China,and Russia. Michael's volunteer involvement with ASSIST News Service is a sponsored ministry department -- 'Michael Ireland Media Missionary' (MIMM) -- of A.C.T. International of P.O.Box 1649, Brentwood, TN 37024-1649, at: Artists in Christian Testimony (A.C.T.) International where you can make a donation online under 'Donate' tab, then look for 'Michael Ireland Media Missionary' under 'Donation Category' to support his stated mission of 'Truth Through Christian Journalism.' Michael is a member in good standing of the National Writers Union, Society of Professional Journalists, Religion Newswriters Association, Evangelical Press Association and International Press Association. If you have a news or feature story idea for Michael, please contact him at: ANS Senior International Reporter