Mahmoud Ahmadinejad revealed his Jewish past , report

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s vitriolic attacks on the Jewish world hide an astonishing secret, evidence uncovered by The Daily Telegraph shows.

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.

Experts last night suggested Mr Ahmadinejad’s track record for hate-filled attacks on Jews could be an overcompensation to hide his past.

Ali Nourizadeh, of the Centre for Arab and Iranian Studies, said: “This aspect of Mr Ahmadinejad’s background explains a lot about him.

“Every family that converts into a different religion takes a new identity by condemning their old faith.

“By making anti-Israeli statements he is trying to shed any suspicions about his Jewish connections. He feels vulnerable in a radical Shia society.”

Ahmadinejad showing papers during election. It shows that his family's previous name was Jewish

A London-based expert on Iranian Jewry said that “jian” ending to the name specifically showed the family had been practising Jews.

“He has changed his name for religious reasons, or at least his parents had,” said the Iranian-born Jew living in London. “Sabourjian is well known Jewish name in Iran.”

A spokesman for the Israeli embassy in London said it would not be drawn on Mr Ahmadinejad’s background. “It’s not something we’d talk about,” said Ron Gidor, a spokesman.

The Iranian leader has not denied his name was changed when his family moved to Tehran in the 1950s. But he has never revealed what it was changed from or directly addressed the reason for the switch.

Relatives have previously said a mixture of religious reasons and economic pressures forced his blacksmith father Ahmad to change when Mr Ahmadinejad was aged four.

The Iranian president grew up to be a qualified engineer with a doctorate in traffic management. He served in the Revolutionary Guards militia before going on to make his name in hardline politics in the capital.

During this year’s presidential debate on television he was goaded to admit that his name had changed but he ignored the jibe.

However Mehdi Khazali, an internet blogger, who called for an investigation of Mr Ahmadinejad’s roots was arrested this summer.

Mr Ahmadinejad has regularly levelled bitter criticism at Israel, questioned its right to exist and denied the Holocaust. British diplomats walked out of a UN meeting last month after the Iranian president denounced Israel’s ‘genocide, barbarism and racism.’

Benjamin Netanyahu made an impassioned denunciation of the Iranian leader at the same UN summit. “Yesterday, the man who calls the Holocaust a lie spoke from this podium,” he said. “A mere six decades after the Holocaust, you give legitimacy to a man who denies the murder of six million Jews while promising to wipe out the State of Israel, the State of the Jews. What a disgrace. What a mockery of the charter of the United Nations.”

Mr Ahmadinejad has been consistently outspoken about the Nazi attempt to wipe out the Jewish race. “They have created a myth today that they call the massacre of Jews and they consider it a principle above God, religions and the prophets,” he declared at a conference on the holocaust staged in Tehran in 2006.

Telegraph

  • http://www.iranaware.com/ American Infidels

    LMAO
    Isn’t that the pot calling the kettle black.
    What a little troll

  • http://iranaware.blogspot.com/ Iran Aware

    LMAO
    Isn’t that the pot calling the kettle black.
    What a little troll

  • 5thDrawer

    Wow … a doctorate in traffic management. And he knows the nuclear facility is safe.
    Drug trafficking? 
    And Sabourjian sounds Armenian to me.
    But I’m sure that news rattled an Aytolla’s cage a little … hahahahaaa … no purity there. :-)

    • Adam Yonatan Ben Yoel

      I also thought that Sabourjian  sounds Armenian.

      • 5thDrawer

        Something like the Lebanese, those people. Spread all over the world with psychological connections to the country they were driven from. And if you want to see ‘impoverished’, look at Armenia now ….

    • Adam Yonatan Ben Yoel

      I also thought that Sabourjian  sounds Armenian.

  • Anonymous

    Wow … a doctorate in traffic management. Drug trafficking? 
    And Sabourjian sounds Armenian to me.
    But I’m sure that news rattled an Aytolla’s cage a little … hahahahaaa … no purity there. :-)

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=565030528 Adam Yonatan Ben Yoel

      I also thought that Sabourjian  sounds Armenian.

      • Anonymous

        Something like the Lebanese, those people. Spread all over the world with psychological connections to the country they were driven from.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=565030528 Adam Yonatan Ben Yoel

      I also thought that Sabourjian  sounds Armenian.

  • http://yalibnan.com/ geo metro

    AH HA, THAT IS THE ZIONISTE THAT KILLED HARRIRI ALL ALONG.

    • Fadi81

      good connection…about the only time this connection would make sense.

  • http://yalibnan.com geo mitri

    AH HA, THAT IS THE ZIONISTE THAT KILLED HARRIRI ALL ALONG.

    • Anonymous

      good connection…about the only time this connection would make sense.

  • Hannibal

    I’m sure the Jews must be proud at this revelation… LOL

  • http://www.cadmeia.com Hannibal

    I’m sure the Jews must be proud at this revelation… LOL

  • Adam Yonatan Ben Yoel

    This was reported more than a year ago and subsequently debunked as being rubbish.

    • 5thDrawer

      Well .. at least gave us a chance to make some more jokes about the joker … ;-)

    • Fadi81

      Ya I read this on Haaretz some time ago….This lunatic has skeletons in his closet just like all the other lunatics affiliated with him…

  • Adam Yonatan Ben Yoel

    This was reported more than a year ago and subsequently debunked as being rubbish.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=565030528 Adam Yonatan Ben Yoel

    This was reported more than a year ago and subsequently debunked as being rubbish.

    • Anonymous

      Well .. at least gave us a chance to make some more jokes about the joker … ;-)

    • Anonymous

      Ya I read this on Haaretz some time ago….This lunatic has skeletons in his closet just like all the other lunatics affiliated with him…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=565030528 Adam Yonatan Ben Yoel

    This was reported more than a year ago and subsequently debunked as being rubbish.

  • guss043

    Najjad ,Assad, Nasrallah all belong to the Mossad

    • Fadi81

      The ultimate conspiracy theory! Once the “conspiracy theorists” catch wind of this their heads might implode!

    • Fadi81

      The ultimate conspiracy theory! Once the “conspiracy theorists” catch wind of this their heads might implode!

    • shloime

      don’t forget the bicyclist!

  • guss043

    Najjad ,Assad, Nasrallah all belong to the Mossad

    • Anonymous

      The ultimate conspiracy theory! Once the “conspiracy theorists” catch wind of this their heads might implode!

    • Anonymous

      don’t forget the bicyclist!

  • shankarees

    Looking at his face, I can understand why the word scum was minted.

  • Anonymous

    Looking at his face, I can understand why the word scum was minted.

  • Anonymous

    Looking at his face, I can understand why the word scum was minted.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HYKDERO4HHHI6NGDYGRMKP6T3U J G

    Many of the most ardent anti-Zionists have been and are Jews because for many Jews, Zionism has hijacked the Jewish People.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HYKDERO4HHHI6NGDYGRMKP6T3U J G

    Many of the most ardent anti-Zionists have been and are Jews because for many Jews, Zionism has hijacked the Jewish People.

  • nagy_michael2

    I am sure Nassrallah will not meet with him anymore..And most likely embarrassed about it. What a crockpot..

  • Anonymous

    I am sure Nassrallah will not meet with him anymore..And most likely embarrassed about it. What a crockpot..

  • antar2011

    his jewish past is no news…it is old news rather.

    but i do not see its relevane… the man, any man, can disown his/her roots if they were on the wrong path…
    but in this case him and his roots are both on the wrong path…in their own different ways.

  • Anonymous

    his jewish past is no news…it is old news rather.

    but i do not see its relevane… the man, any man, can disown his/her roots if they were on the wrong path…
    but in this case him and his roots are both on the wrong path…in their own different ways.

  • ghzayel

    well well well small world isnt it???
    but then again that doesnt change anything as far as being anti jewish, hitler had jewish ancestry!!!

    • 5thDrawer

      leobetapar would love you for that one … ;-)

      • master09

        Where is the dude lol

    • 5thDrawer

      leobetapar would love you for that one … ;-)

  • Anonymous

    well well well small world isnt it???
    but then again that doesnt change anything as far as being anti jewish, hitler had jewish ancestry!!!

    • Anonymous

      leobetapar would love you for that one … ;-)

      • Anonymous

        Where is the dude lol

  • Anonymous

    well well well small world isnt it???
    but then again that doesnt change anything as far as being anti jewish, hitler had jewish ancestry!!!

  • Crossed

    He has never attacked the Jewish world once. He has hosted many rabbis too. He has attacked the zionist empire, which does not speak in the name of jews worldwide.

    • 5thDrawer

      So why does he deny the holocaust and it’s numbers when they are well documented – by non-jewish people?
      Sometimes, it sounds as if no-one should complain about how many they kill … after all, they are not getting up to the numbers Hilter and Stalin achieved. What’s a hundred thousand, or a mere 20,000 … eh?
      Oh, I know, he must kiss the ass of the Supreme One … but really, he could say nothing.

      • Crossed

        Actually he believes the numbers are inflated… not that a systemic murdering of jews didn’t happen. And what’s wrong with calling for an academic review of all the sources about it? That’s all he says about the issue. Many jews including Norman Finklestein, also claim there is not enough evidence to back the six million claim.

        • 5thDrawer

          Germans are precise. Hitler had good accountants.

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jay-Kanousis/100000836917806 Jay Kanousis

           It has been academically verified and 5th draw is right. German’s are meticulous and accurate.  They used IBM machines to keep record with plenty of accountants.   It is simply an unjust method to try to delegitimize them. 

          Besides their legitimacy to live in their 4,000 year old homeland has nothing to do with the holocaust.  It has to do with their continual historical connection to the land and international law since the 1920’s.

    • 5thDrawer

      So why does he deny the holocaust and it’s numbers when they are well documented – by non-jewish people?
      Sometimes, it sounds as if no-one should complain about how many they kill … after all, they are not getting up to the numbers Hilter and Stalin achieved. What’s a hundred thousand, or a mere 20,000 … eh?
      Oh, I know, he must kiss the ass of the Supreme One … but really, he could say nothing.

  • Anonymous

    He has never attacked the Jewish world once. He has hosted many rabbis too. He has attacked the zionist empire, which does not speak in the name of jews worldwide.

    • Anonymous

      So why does he deny the holocaust and it’s numbers when they are well documented – by non-jewish people?
      Sometimes, it sounds as if no-one should complain about how many they kill … after all, they are not getting up to the numbers Hilter and Stalin achieved. What’s a hundred thousand, or a mere 20,000 … eh?
      Oh, I know, he must kiss the ass of the Supreme One … but really, he could say nothing.

      • Anonymous

        Actually he believes the numbers are inflated… not that a systemic murdering of jews didn’t happen. And what’s wrong with calling for an academic review of all the sources about it? That’s all he says about the issue. Many jews including Norman Finklestein, also claim there is not enough evidence to back the six million claim.

        • Anonymous

          Germans are precise. Hitler had good accountants.

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jay-Kanousis/100000836917806 Jay Kanousis

           It has been academically verified and 5th draw is right. German’s are meticulous and accurate.  They used IBM machines to keep record with plenty of accountants.   It is simply an unjust method to try to delegitimize them. 

          Besides their legitimacy to live in their 4,000 year old homeland has nothing to do with the holocaust.  It has to do with their continual historical connection to the land and international law since the 1920’s.

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jay-Kanousis/100000836917806 Jay Kanousis

           It has been academically verified and 5th draw is right. German’s are meticulous and accurate.  They used IBM machines to keep record with plenty of accountants.   It is simply an unjust method to try to delegitimize them. 

          Besides their legitimacy to live in their 4,000 year old homeland has nothing to do with the holocaust.  It has to do with their continual historical connection to the land and international law since the 1920’s.

  • http://yalibnan.com/ geo metro

    AH HA, THAT IS THE ZIONISTE THAT KILLED HARRIRI ALL ALONG.

  • Fadi81

    good connection…about the only time this connection would make sense.