The following is an excerpt from the German book “Freimaurersignale in der Presse” or “Freemasonic Signals in the Press”.
Ahmadinejad’s “Masonic handshake”
Is Ahmadinejad trying to hide his Jewish roots by bashing Israel?
By Haaretz Service
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s scathing attacks against Israel and his repeated denials of the Nazi Holocaust could be motivated by a desire to conceal his own Jewish roots, an Iran expert told The Daily Telegraph on Saturday.
The British newspaper examined the Iranian leader’s identity card which he displayed in public during his country’s elections in March 2008.
The ID card bears his family’s original surname, Sabourjian, which is a Jewish name that means cloth weaver, according to The Daily Telegraph.
The Sabourjians have historically been concentrated in the same region of Iran where Ahmadinejad was born, according to the report.
Ahmadinejad’s identity papers indicate that his family changed its name and converted to Islam after he was born, the British newspaper said.
Iranian observers suggested that the president’s constant verbal assault against Israel and Jews may be an attempt to prove his loyalty to Shia Islam while making every effort to hide his Jewish past.
“This aspect of Mr Ahmadinejad’s background explains a lot about him,” Iranian studies expert Ali Nourizadeh told The Telegraph. “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,” Nourizadeh said. “He feels vulnerable in a radical Shia society.”
Israel National News: Ahmadinejad Rants to Hide His Jewish Roots
by Hillel Fendel
(IsraelNN.com) The son of a leading Iranian authority accuses the Iranian President of changing his Jewish name.
Several Iranian media sources are quoting Mahdi Khazali – the son of a leading supporter of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad – as having written in a blog that the president has Jewish roots. So reports the Hebrew-language Omedia website and Radio Free Europe.
Khazali, son of Ayatollah Abu Al-Kassam Khazali, says that Ahmadinejad changed his Jewish name on his ID card in order to hide his roots. Khazali the son says that the president hides his Jewish roots by attacking Israel and the Jews, and by expressing strong Muslim religious beliefs.
A record of the name change still appears on the president’s ID card, however, says Khazali. His old name was Saburjian, and he hails from the Aradan region of Iran. The accusations appear in an article Khazali wrote entitled, “The Jews in Iran.” He says the time has come to “reveal the truth” about the Jews’ role in Iran.
Ahmadinejad’s relatives once told the British paper “The Guardian” that the family had changed its name for “a mixture of religious and economic reasons.” © IsraelNN Syndications