Jewish and pro-Israel Christians in Europe are preparing a stormy welcome for Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad if he dares to show up at the World Cup which will open June 9 in Germany.
Ahmadinejad is expected to attend the opening match of his country’s team against Mexico scheduled for June 11 in Nuremberg. Jewish organizations are planning to bring thousands of demonstrators. They plan to wave huge Israeli flags and will try to prevent the Iranian president from entering the stadium.
“The days are over when the Jews of Europe are afraid to speak out. We will embitter the life of the Iranian president even if we have to oppose the German police,” said one of the pro-Israel leaders in Europe.
The German government has said that it will not prevent Ahmadinejad from attending the World Cup since it is an athletic event and not political. The Iranian president is an ardent soccer fan and arrangements are being made for his arrival.