Mahmoud Ahmadinejad revealed to have Jewish past

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  1. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's vitriolic attacks on the Jewish world hide an astonishing secret, evidence uncovered by The Daily Telegraph shows.
    By Damien McElroy and Ahmad Vahdat
    Published: 7:30AM BST 03 Oct 2009

    A photograph of the Iranian president holding up his identity card during elections in March 2008 clearly shows his family has Jewish roots.

    A close-up of the document reveals he was previously known as Sabourjian – a Jewish name meaning cloth weaver.

    The short note scrawled on the card suggests his family changed its name to Ahmadinejad when they converted to embrace Islam after his birth.

    The Sabourjians traditionally hail from Aradan, Mr Ahmadinejad's birthplace, and the name derives from "weaver of the Sabour", the name for the Jewish Tallit shawl in Persia. The name is even on the list of reserved names for Iranian Jews compiled by Iran's Ministry of the Interior.
  2. I think he attacks Israel more than the Jewish people. He's got 25000 of them living in his country, not treated equally all the time but then not wiped out either
  3. Poor bloke, not only has he been outed as being Jewish, he also looks like Roy Keane.