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Ahmadinejad was born a Jew and converted???

‘Iranian president was born Jewish’

By JPOST.COM STAFF

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was born a Jew and converted to Islam, Britain’s Daily Telegraph reported on Saturday.

Ahmadinejad is shown in a photograph published by the Daily Telegraph holding up documents showing his original last name.
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The report cited a photograph from 2008 that showed Ahmadinejad holding up his identity card, bearing his former last name, Sabourjian, a common Jewish name in Iran.

The Telegraph said that the name was “Jewish” for cloth weaver, and that the Iranian president’s family had changed the name when they converted to Islam. “The name derives from ‘weaver of the sabour,’ the name for the Jewish tallit shawl in Persia,” the report said.

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