MEMRI, the Middle East translation service, has translated a video from Iranian state television in which the Iranian president-elect glorifies suicide terrorism, and expresses his desire to see Islam “conquer” the world.
“Is there art that is more beautiful, more divine, and more eternal than the art of martyrdom?” said the new Iranian president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, on Iran's Channel 1 television station.
He continued: “A nation with martyrdom knows no captivity. Those who wish to undermine this principle undermine the foundations of our independence and national security. They undermine the foundation of our eternity.”
Ahmadinejad said that his ambition was to spread his government’s Islamist ideology to the world.
“The message of the (Islamic) Revolution is global, and is not restricted to specific place or time. It is a human message, and it will move forward. Have no doubt... Allah willing, Islam will conquer what? It will conquer all the mountain tops of the world,” he said.
Iran has recently acknowleged that it is drafting its citizens to become suicide bombers, and is running camps to recruit and train potential future terrorists.