Offending Holy Prophet is abuse of freedom of speech: Ahmadinejad

Iranian President says that hurting religious sentiments is ugly and that war is imminent between Iran and Israel.

FP Staff September 24, 2012 11:27:56 IST

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said that the anti-Islam film on YouTube that has led to deaths, rioting and demonstrations across the world, was "ugly' and added that a war between Iran and Israel was imminent.

In an interview to CNN, the supremo said, "Offending the Holy Prophet is ugly. Hurting the religious sentiments of people is condemnable."

Offending Holy Prophet is abuse of freedom of speech Ahmadinejad

Iranian President condemns Anti-Islam film. IBNLive Screengrab.

When asked if a war between Iran and Israel was imminent, he said, "Any nation has the right to defend itself. Why should the world be managed in such a way that an individual can allow oneself to threaten a rich, glorious and beautiful country like Iran?"

The Iranian President also condemned homosexuality. Terming it (homosexuality) as 'ugly behaviour', he said, "Homosexuality ceases procreation. Just because groups or countries recognise ugly behaviour you need not expect other countries or groups to give them recognition."

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