The prresident of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, spoke to the United Nations today. Among his other pearls of wisdom:

In Palestine, 60 years of carnage and invasion is still ongoing at the hands of some criminal and occupying Zionists. They have forged a regime by collecting people from variosu parts of the world and bringing them to other people’s land by displacing, detaining and killing the true owners of that land.

In case it’s not immediately clear, he’s not just talking about the West Bank or Gaza here; he’s talking about Israel itself as illegitimate and “criminal.”

The dignity, integrity, and rights and of the American and European people are being played with by a small but deceitful number of people called Zionists. Although they are a miniscule minority, they have been dominating an important portion of the financial and monetary centers as well as the political decision-making centers of some European countries and the U.S. in a deceitful, complex and furtive manner….

This means that the great people of America and various nations of Europe need to obey the demands and wishes of a small number of acquisitive and invasive people. These nations are spending their dignity and resources on the crimes and occupations and the threats of the Zionist network against their will.

If you need to know where Ahmadinejad got this paranoid drivel, check here.

The thoughts and deeds of those who think they are superior to others and consider others as second-class and inferior; who intend to remain out of the divine circle, to be the absolute slaves of their materialistic and selfish desires, who intend to expand their aggressive and domineering nature, constitute the roots of today’s problems in human societies.

That would be the Joooooooos.

On Thursday, this grinning psychopath, who would love to finish what Hitler started, is going to sit down for dinner with some friends of his: representatives of the World Council of Churches, American Friends Service Committee, Mennonite Central Committee, Quaker United Nations Office, and Religions for Peace. The General Secretary of the AFSC, Mary Ellen McNish, writes in anticipation of the festivities:

This is our fourth meeting with the Iranian president over the past three years.  Each meeting has made me hopeful for what could happen if the U.S. participated in a diplomacy without preconditions with the Iranian government.  I have great hopes that this dialogue continues to build understanding between our two countries and will allow time for a frank and honest exchange of views.

More to come.

(Ahmadinejad speech link via Hot Air.)

UPDATE: As Chris Johnson, ace reporter for MCJ, asks in the comments, what do you suppose the chances are that the Iranian president will be asked about this:

The Iranian parliament has passed the first reading of a bill that imposes the death penalty on Muslims who convert to another faith. By a vote of 196 to seven, with two abstentions, the Majlis passed the “Islamic Penal Law” bill on Sept 9.

The law, which will now be referred to committee for final drafting and possible amendment, mandates the death penalty for male adult Muslims who convert to another faith. Women converts are to be jailed for life. Those who practice witchcraft will also be condemned to death.

The law’s reach extends beyond the borders of Iran, and gives the government the authority to enforce the death penalty on any Muslim anywhere in the world who leaves the faith.