Sunday, November 14, 2010


...and we all know what needs to be done with rabid dogs.

This Hitler-vs-Jessie-Owens attitude on display here may be related to a peculiar Persian-Islamic tradition, "najis," warning against coming into contact with the bodily fluids (or just the bodies, e.g., a sportsmanlike handshake) of Jooooooooos...

But in any case, it is just the latest in a long line of moral affronts by the mullahs' regime, who every day pile up more evidence why their pulverization is long overdue. Unlike the Arabs, they are not concerned to hide their barbaric nature. By the way, will our non-Muslim President, who notices every Jewish apartment built in Jerusalem, take it upon himself to comment on this Persian piss-on-the-grave of international norms? Don't hold your breath.

Too bad about the punished Persian athletics, reading between the lines it appears they may well indeed be passive-aggressive dissidents. Max Schmeling, after all, never hesitated to shake the hand of Joe Louis.

From Israel National News:

Iran Ends Athlete's Career for Standing Next to Israeli

Kislev 7, 5771, 14 November 10 04:29by Chana Ya'ar

( An Iranian athlete forced to stand next to Israel’s champion last month during the World Masters Weightlifting Championships in Poland has now forfeited his career, as has the head of his delegation.

The Iranian champion, Hossein Khodadadi, was the target of withering criticism from his own government authorities following the award ceremony for those in the 105 kilogram category for ages 35 to 39.

Khodadadi took his place as a silver medalist on the medals podium prior to the announcement that Israeli medalist Sergio Britva had won the gold. It was the first time since the 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran that an Iranian athlete had appeared beside an Israeli in an official championship.

The Iranian weightlifter said the team was not able to remove its flag from the hall, and that had he not attended the ceremony, the team would have been forced to return all the medals they had won on previous days. Furthermore, Iran would have been disqualified from future competitions.

To compensate, Khodadadi appeared in unofficial attire, and he declined to shake Britva’s hand when he extended it to his fellow athlete on the podium. Nevertheless, he stood respectfully during the playing of Israel’s national anthem, HaTikva.

According to numerous Iranian media reports, both Khodadadi and Mir Rasool Raisi, head of the Iranian Delegation’s Weightlifting Team have paid a high price for their professionalism, having subsequently been banned by the Iranian government from all sport activities for life.

The ban was announced by Jalal Yahya-Zadeh, head of the Physical Education Committee for Youth Committee.

Yahya-Zadeh told Iranian media, “The fact that an Iranian weightlifting veteran has competed against an Israeli during the worldwide competitions and has stood beside him during the distribution of medals is unjustifiable. Unfortunately, those who supposedly had the primary responsibility in this regard did not see any problem in this matter, however, and did not see it fit to be distributed within the public, which itself is an obvious mistake on their end.”

Raisi allegedly said in prior remarks that all photos and CDs of the event had been destroyed by the Iranian expeditionary team, which apparently did not expect publicity of the incident to get out.

The committee said the Cultural Commissioners had been informed and the president had been alerted to the matter. It was not clear whether there would be further government retribution against the two professional athletes.


GM Roper said...

The outright anti-Semitic stance of the Mullahs and their entire government should be cause for them to be pariahs on the world stage, but too many will find one excuse after another of these madmen.

GM Roper said...

one excuse after another FOR these madmen.

Jewish Odysseus said...

Ya know, GM, this vid really is something out of the movies--consider: The Israeli athlete edges out IRAN and GERMANY for top honors, with the flags positioned appropriately...and the whole competition is done in POLAND, which had the largest proportion of Jews on earth (~10%, 3 million) prior to the Shoah.

No wonder Sergio Britva was tearing up as HaTikvah played...