Iran: The Return of Ahmadinejad & Co.

Iran’s former president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, saying he wants to “redefine revolutionary ideals” set up by the leader of Iran’s 1979 Islamic revolution, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, appears to be launching a campaign to run in the upcoming Iranian presidential elections, in February, 2017.

Ahmadinejad was well-known for his incendiary and provocative speeches, which included denying the Holocaust. At the end of his presidential term, from 2005 to 2013, his approval rating was extremely low, and he managed to drive away most constituents across political spectrum, including the topmost hardline leaders. He also became the first Iranian president since 1979 to be summoned by the parliament (Majlis) to answer questions regarding his activities and policies.

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  • Ron MacDonald

    Show this to a Muslim…

    • Ha!

      • Ron MacDonald

        There isn’t much they can eat as many farmers’ fields are fertilized with liquefied pig feces.

  • ontario john

    Perhaps he can run for the Green Party here, or at least a job teaching at a Canadian university. And the Toronto Star is always looking for writers like him.

  • Raymond Hietapakka

    …imagine living in such a awful place…

  • Slickfoot

    Aw cripes, Imadinnerjacket is back…

    • Linda1000

      Hey, Iran has been kind of boring the last few years without his “slapstick” comedy act.

    • Will Quest

      He’s baaaaaaaaaaaaaak……………………………………………………………….

  • Hard Little Machine

    He’s too comical for the current milieu of political oppression. The next Iranian leader will be a religious psychopath who tells you he IS a religious psychopath.

  • GrimmCreeper

    Iran, bringing back the sorely missed Members Only look.