Read this story from the Telegraph, but don't necessarily believe it:
This article has inadequate evidence for proving that Ahmedinejhad is Jewish. The only piece of evidence provided by the reporters is this picture.
Assuming the name Sabourjian means he is unequivocally Jewish, how do we know his name used to be Sabourjian?
The reporters Damien McElroy and Ahmad Vahdat write, "The Iranian leader has not denied his name was changed when his family moved to Tehran in the 1950s. But he has never revealed what it was change from or directly addressed the reason for the switch. "
Not denying it is a far cry from admitting it.
I also haven't denied that I'm Elvis Presley, which doesn't prove that I am Elvis Presley.
This is manipulative journalism in the sense that they are trying to get readers to make faulty assumptions. First, prove the switch of names, then try to address the reasons and subsequent psychological fallout.
I am also curious as to what the context was behind him allegedly holding up his own ID. And then, how do we know the document in his hand is his actual ID card? Where's the closeup of said document that the entire case rests on?
Editor should also note: There is a small and insignificant typo (missing a d the second time using the word "changed" in the previously cited paragraph)
While I am definitely not Elvis Presley, Ahmedinejhad may in fact turn out to be of Jewish descent.
If this story does ring true, it certainly would explain
Ahmedinejhad's Holocaust, Jew, and Israel obsession.
But the evidence is scant and this story is as sensational and full of holes as Swiss Cheese.