The Irish Examiner informs us:
18/04/2006 - 7:47:38 PMDon't hold your breath Simon (or whoever is in charge at the Center now)! You are dealing with the biggest bunch of hypocrites on earth! They ban a European dictator who is, compared to the unshaven monstrosity, accomplished mass murderer and aspiring genocider Ahmathingamabob just a gifted amateur, but when it comes to showing some backbone and banning the thang as well they are making nothing but politically correct noises. German Interior Minister Wolfgang Schäuble: "Naturally he can come to the matches. It won't be a simple matter because of the things that he has said in the past that are simply unacceptable. But my advice is we should be good hosts. We want to be better." Better than who or what? Unacceptable indeed! The last tax cuts or immigration laws proposed by the opposition may be "unacceptable" but to call a second holocaust "unacceptable" is... what?
Germany urged to keep Iran president away from World Cup
The Simon Wiesenthal Centre today expressed concern over the possibility that Iran’s hard-line president might attend the World Cup in Germany and urged Berlin to declare him “persona non grata”.
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has drawn international outrage for labelling the Nazi Holocaust a myth and calling for Israel’s destruction.
He has not said whether he will travel to the World Cup, where Iran are one of the 32 nations competing.
The German government has said a visit would be problematic but that, like other heads of state, he has a right to attend.
The Simon Wiesenthal Centre urged the government to keep Ahmadinejad out in a letter to Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier.
“After his denial of the Holocaust, his calls ’to wipe Israel off the world map’, his encouragement to global terrorism and his nuclear threats, President Ahmadinejad should not be welcome in Berlin,” the letter said, according a statement from the European office of the Los Angeles-based organisation.
The centre “urged that Iran’s president be declared persona non grata”.
Hand me down my sickbag! There is much too much involved financially and if that unwashed swine finishes the great German idealistic and patriotic deed by "wiping Israel off the map" it's at least a collateral benefit.