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New Jersey's Iranian Presidential Candidate

Friday, February 01, 2013

Hooshang Amirahmadi, founder and president of American Iranian Council and Rutgers professor and director of its Center for Middle Eastern Studies, talks about his decision to run for the Iranian presidency as an expat.

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Comments [13]

owen isaacs

When asked what a student's biggest misconception about Iran, he said that the student believed that Iran is an Islamist country. Did I hear that right? If it is not an Islamist state, then how would it be characterized. Is wikipedia incorrect concerning this. Anyone?

Feb. 02 2013 03:55 PM
Edward from Washington Heights AKA pretentious Hudson Heights

To anyone who is anti-occupation and is European, African, Asian living on Native American land in North or South America,

heed your own words and GET OUT.

No Double Standards please.

Feb. 01 2013 01:42 PM
Amy from Manhattan

Oops, I meant "it's the ayatollahs who really decide what Iran does" (w/no "happens").

And Noach, I'm a Zionist anti-war (& anti-occupation, pro-human-rights) Jew. We do exist!

Feb. 01 2013 11:51 AM
John A.

[Non-Zionist, Antiwar Jew (Noach)]
Well, thank-You for being and speaking this way.

Feb. 01 2013 10:59 AM
Taher from Croton on Hudson

Folks please don’t take this gentleman seriously.
He is not even in the ballpark let alone up to bat.

Feb. 01 2013 10:59 AM
Taher from Croton on Hudson

Sorry. This interview is really funny. Is this a comic interlude in the show? Running for Iran’s Presidendency from New Jersey?

Feb. 01 2013 10:56 AM
Non-Zionist, Antiwar Jew (Noach) from Brooklyn

Please address the claim, made by people fluent in Farsi, that Ahmajinadead's incessantly-quoted statement about "wiping Israel off the face of the map" is actually a mistranslation.

Feb. 01 2013 10:53 AM
antonio from baySide

Come on Brian, you mean to say "WMD's the chattering class cares about..."

Feb. 01 2013 10:53 AM
Amy from Manhattan

Prof. Amirahmadi said Iran doesn't need nuclear power because it has so much oil. Does he have any environmental concerns about either of these power sources?

And from what I understand, it's the ayatollahs who really decide what happens Iran does. Even if he were elected president, would Prof. Amirahmadi be in any position to change Iranian policy?

Feb. 01 2013 10:52 AM
John A

About as nuts as having someone named 'Hussein' be president of America. :)

Feb. 01 2013 10:51 AM
foodaggro from Brooklyn

Uh-huh. The road to hell is paved with good intentions.

Feb. 01 2013 10:50 AM
Bob from Brooklyn

I was so onboard until he said the ayatollah is a "religious man so I don't think he's lying". I hope he 'has' to say that for the campaign and does not truly believe it.

Feb. 01 2013 10:47 AM
Bob from Brooklyn

Brian,

Please ask the candidate if he believes Iran's pursuit of a nuclear weapon would increase or decrease the likelihood of war with Israel and the United States.

And, what are his opinions on the sanctions placed on the country. Are the people there blaming their economic woes on foreign powers or the Iranian government?

Thank you.

Feb. 01 2013 10:30 AM

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