Oy vey!I reckon he joins the ranks of “Self Hating Jews” who have woken up to the evilness of Zionism;o)
Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad - perhaps the world's best-known Holocaust denier - might actually be Jewish, according to a bombshell report published on Saturday.
Ahmadinejad's family apparently changed its name from Sabourjian, a Jewish name meaning "cloth weaver," when it converted to Islam after his birth, the London's Daily Telegraph says.
The Sabourjians traditionally hail from Ahmadinejad's hometown of Aradan. The name is even on the list of reserved names for Iranian Jews compiled by Iran's Ministry of the Interior, the paper says.
Experts told the Telegraph his vitriolic attacks against Jews could be an attempt to hide his past.
"This aspect of Mr. Ahmadinejad's background explains a lot about him," said Ali Nourizadeh, of the Center for Arab and Iranian Studies. "Every family that converts into a different religion takes a new identity by condemning their old faith.
"By making anti-Israeli statements, he is trying to shed any suspicions about his Jewish connections."
A London-based expert on Iranian Jewry said that the "jian" ending to the Sabour name shows that the family had been practicing Jews link
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