April 20, 2009

Twitterverse split on Ahmadinejad speech at racism conference

Per Reuters, dozens of diplomats walked out of a speech by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad at a United Nations conference on racism today in Geneva, Switzerland, after he called Israel a racist nation.

Many Twitterers, particularly in Israel and the United States, criticized Ahmadinejad's speech.

  1. Zack Miller
    newrulesinvest (Jerusalem, Israel) RT @pkedrosky: in light of walkouts, why was iran's Ahmadinejad invited to a UN racism summit in first place? domain expertise?
  2. Eliyahu_Na_Nach
    Eliyahu_Na_Nach (Jerusalem, Israel) Now we have a Jewish State and a Jewish Army. NEVER AGAIN!!! Ahmadinejad (may your name be erased)..... your days are numbered!!
  3. Hillel Fuld
    HilzFuld (Jerusalem, Israel) Nice! RT @miriamschwab: Watch this video to see the many diplomats walk out of Ahmadinejad's talk at the UN! http://bit.ly/bCPUj
  4. Gilad Lotan
    gilgul (Boston, Mass.) @jilliancyork did you listen to Ahmadinejad's speech? I applaud the diplomats for leaving. That man should not be given the stage #durbanII

But not all on Twitter had the same viewpoint.

  1. 1mojtaba
    1mojtaba (Tehran, Iran) VIva Ahmadinejad, Viva Mahmud, Viva Iran
  2. Pantelis Roussakis
    proussakis (Australia) And what if @Ahmadinejad is totally right?
  3. wendy
    thetiniest (Canada) Didn't think Ahmadinejad was racist. His words were a matter of opinion over an existing conflict, and did not deny the Holocaust.
  4. Shahid Ahmad
    shahidkamal (London, U.K.) God bless Ahmadinejad who tells it like it is. Shame on the nations that bow to their racist Zionist masters. http://tr.im/jh8J

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