Thursday, August 17, 2006

Ahmadinejad has a blog

According to BBC News, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has launched a blog,, which was also reported on the Iranian state TV.
Mr Ahmadinejad's first posting, entitled autobiography, tells of his childhood, Iran's Islamic revolution, and the country's war with Iraq.

His blog actually runs on aspx (Mircosoft technology), and also utilises AJAX. There is actually an English translation of his posts on his blog. Click on the flags below the header on the right hand side of the page. The source code of his blog also has such a line:

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Now, more interestingly (according to O'Reilly Net),
Several Israeli bloggers, including Yael K.’s Step By Step, which I read regularly, report that if you access the Ahmadenijad blog from an Israeli IP address the site sends you a little gift, a cyberattack in the form of a virus or trojan (reports vary) designed to exploit an Internet Explorer vulnerability.

So now Mahmoud Ahmadinejad can also use the Internet to "wipe Isreal off the map of Middle East." So much for free speech on the Internet. Maybe Israeli hackers will do something about his blog.

Update: Recently, Ahmadinejad spoke with CBS's Mike Wallace about Israel, nukes & Bush.

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