Human Rights Watch wrote that “Authorities in the security apparatus and Iran’s judiciary continued to target journalists, online media activists, and human rights defenders in an ongoing crackdown in blatant disregard of international and domestic legal standards.” Their article is full of the current 2018 horrors in Iran, yet that did not stop former Iranian leader, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, from the writing of President Donald Trump and basketball star LeBron James: “In my opinion everyone especially a president should love all, and not differentiate between them,” as Yahoo News has confirmed.
Really? Would that include people like child rights activist Saeed Shirzad, someone abused terribly in prison there? The hardline Islami former leader was giving his two cents about the feud between Mr. Trump and basketball player/frequent complainer, LeBron James. Still, who is he to lecture anyone about sportsmanship or having a love for all people?
Much like North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, Ahmadinejad (who once drew parallels between Satan and former President Geroge W. Bush) is a basketball fan. He admitted that “he loved NBA greats James and Michael Jordan, as well as former Denver Nuggets player Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf.”
What is the attraction between brutal world leaders and American basketball?
In any event, this is a person who has also claimed that there are no gays or lesbians in Iran.
Zero, zip, zilch…none. Not a one.
If this is true, then the world is left to either believe that a sexual practice(s) that has been almost as old as mankind has skipped that Middle Eastern nation or that things may be so strict there that they don’t dare to show their heads (lest they be lobbed off with a blade or they be tossed from a skyscraper).
If the way that Iran treats people is loving of “all, and not” prone to “differentiate between them,” why did “Iran Human Rights Abuses” as a Google search call up “About 4,580,000 results (0.64 seconds)” on 8/7/2018, 4:23 est?
The fact is that Ahmadinejad may have uttered the most hypocritical statement of his entire career (or maybe anyone else’s).
It may remind some history buffs that Adolph Hitler was renowned for being the first major world leader to care about the fair treatment of animals as he butchered countless human beings with no qualms.