Arab Muslim leaders lick each other’s egos

Folks, check out AP’s specific lexicon used to script the following reprinted story. See if you can find the following words: “Supreme” (used 2 times, and very typical of Arabist hubris), “militant” (versus using the word “terrorist”) , and “clashes” (versus using the word “war”). Yikes, how far the Arabist loving media will go and the billions invested in the pretense that Islam has something more to offer us than just terrorism, rioting, the death of free speech and artistic expression, homophobia, Jew-hatred, female genital mutilation, limb amputation, gang rape, stoning to death for victims of gang rape, hanging underage girls from cranes in public parks and blowing up skyscrapers.

Via Breitbart via AP:

Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, in a message to Hezbollah head Sheik Hassan Nasrallah, described the militant group’s clashes with Israel as a “victory” for Islam.

“Your unprecedented holy war and steadfastness are beyond the limits of my description. It’s a divine victory. It is a victory of Islam,” Khamenei said in the message read by an announcer on Hezbollah’s Al-Manar television.

Hezbollah is heavily financed and backed by Iran’s Shiite Muslim theocracy.

“With God’s help you were able to prove that military superiority is not (measured) in the number (of soldiers), planes, warships and tanks. Rather, it depends on the power of faith and holy war,” Khamenei said.

“You have ridiculed the myth that the Zionist army is invincible,” he said.

Khamenei said Israeli attacks that killed Lebanese civilians and destroyed much of the country’s infrastructure have exposed “the real face of America and some European countries, side-by-side with the hated and repugnant Zionist face.”

“They (Israeli attacks) have also uncovered the level of falsehood surrounding the hollow slogans … about human rights and democracy,” Khamenei said.

He lashed out at President Bush for declaring that the Israeli assault in Lebanon was self-defense and had defeated the Shiite guerrillas.

Khamenei is the supreme religious authority to Hezbollah followers.

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