Kremmen wrote:Welcome to propoganda 101.
Here's the actual quote.Makes no mention of Zionism. The propaganda is on your part. Even then, it still is him wanting to exterminate a group of people based on their political views. Definitely better...
Our dear Imam (referring to Ayatollah Khomeini) said that the occupying regime must be wiped off the map and this was a very wise statement. We cannot compromise over the issue of Palestine. Is it possible to create a new front in the heart of an old front. This would be a defeat and whoever accepts the legitimacy of this regime has in fact, signed the defeat of the Islamic world. Our dear Imam targeted the heart of the world oppressor in his struggle, meaning the occupying regime. I have no doubt that the new wave that has started in Palestine, and we witness it in the Islamic world too, will eliminate this disgraceful stain from the Islamic world
There are a few translation variations, mostly differencing over the context of whether he was referring the current Israeli regime, or the entire country.
His comments were denouced by pretty much everyone, including the Palestinians. Who they even interpreted what he said as wanting to wipe out the state of Israel.