Ahmadinejad: 'Incitement to Genocide'

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CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - Canada's former justice minister Irwin Cotler said Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is clearly guilty of "incitement to genocide."

Speaking at opening session of the "Human Rights and Security" conference at Herzliya's Interdisciplinary College, Cotler said there is undeniable evidence to prompt the nations of the free world to stop Ahmadinejad in his quest to wipe Israel off the map.

"There is more evidence on a factual basis with respect to the state-sanctioned incitement to genocide in Ahmadinejad's Iran than we had with regard to [a Rwandan convicted of incitement to genocide in Canada]," Cotler said.

"So that gives you a sense, therefore, of how the principles and precedents on both matters of fact and conclusion of law feed into Iran….What you have today is the toxic convergence of the advocacy of the most horrific of crimes, namely genocide, embedded in the most virulent of ideologies, namely anti-Semitism, dramatized by the parading in the streets of Teheran of a Shihab-3 missile draped in the emblem with words, 'Wipe Israel off the map, as the imam [Muslim clergyman] says,' proving that this is state-sanctioned incitement to genocide," he said.

During his remarks, the former justice minister cited several international court rulings convicting Rwandans, including a former prime minister, of the same "incitement to genocide" that resulted in the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Tutsi tribesmen.

Source: The Jerusalem Post

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