Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is a very dangerous human being. He is dangerous because he is sane, shrewd, and rational in pursuit of his belief that the god of Islam exalts in the deaths of non-believers. The god of Islam does not love the entirety of creation, only those individuals willing to completely subvert themselves to the social demands declared by the human prophet. The mandate to be feared and followed sounds exactly like something a human psyche would desire.
Who is Mahmoud Ahmadinejad? To understand Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's mindset and behavior require close scrutiny of the elaborate and intricate theology of Hujetieh Shiism, perhaps the most fundamentalist of the numerous Shiite sects. … Ahmadinejad, a man driven by his religion, has a spiritual advisor in Ayatollah Mohammad Taghi Mesbah-Yazdi (the defacto leader of the Hojatieh). The President's advisor is known for his extremist views on Islam and promotes suicide bombings and attacks on civilians in the West.
Iran's President Got What He Wanted at Columbia: In an apparent effort to mitigate the damage likely to result from providing a prestigious, internationally televised forum for the head of the world's leading state-sponsor of terrorism, Bollinger called Ahmadinejad "a petty and cruel tyrant" and described his denial of the Holocaust as "ridiculous."
But Bollinger's seemingly well-intentioned introduction of Iran's president could backfire, as shown by the rousing applause he received when he said that in Iran it is not customary to insult an invited guest with offensive comments aimed at "vaccinating" an audience against his views. This will play well in Iran and across the Middle East.