Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Ahmadinejad reiterates: There are only 10,000 Zionists

In an interview with Fareed Zakaria for CNN, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad repeats a bizarre claim he made last week:

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad: People everywhere, ordinary people, what problems do they have? From the very beginning, we're against Zionists. Zionists are neither Christians nor Jewish. They have no religion. Religion is wealth and money.

Fareed Zakaria: But what do you mean by that? Every person in Israel is by definition a Zionist because they believe in a state for the Jewish people.

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (through translator): No, no. Zionism is a complicated and terrible party. And to most they have 10,000 members, and 2,000 main members.

Fareed Zakaria: What does it mean to you? So what does Zionism mean? The rest – you say only 10,000 people in Israel are Zionists?

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (through translator): No, I don't say they are all there. Some of them are in Europe, some of them are in the United States, and it constitutes a racist group and they consider themselves superior to others.
When he said it last week, the implication was that there are 10,000 Zionist Americans. Now we see that the number is a count of Zionists worldwide!

So it isn't, as I thought, that 0.003% of the US population controls the country. It is that 0.00014% of the world's population controls the world!