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    • Jez
    • 03.10.09 | 18:32 (IST)

    In fact Achmedinijad is not the only one in Iran not of Muslim descent. Prior to the Mongols conquest of Persia in the 700s AD the bulk of Iranians/Persians were Zoroastrian. Only through brutal repression did the people convert - there still remains a tiny Zorastrian community in Northern Iran/Persia. Perhaps if Iran returned to its roots the world would be a better place

    from the article: Is Ahmadinejad trying to hide his Jewish roots by bashing Israel?
    First published 13:19 03.10.09 | Last updated 15:52 03.10.09
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