Ahmadinejad Spoofed on Saturday Night Live

Ahmadine­jad’s recent appear­ance at Colum­bia Uni­ver­si­ty gen­er­at­ed a lot of seri­ous press (watch his speech here), and, quite right­ly, jour­nal­ists and com­men­ta­tors seized on his more out­landish asser­tions — that the Holo­caust is not a his­tor­i­cal giv­en, and that homo­sex­u­als actu­al­ly don’t exist in Iran. After all of the seri­ous report­ing was done, Sat­ur­day Night Live got to work and aired this clip that con­tin­ued its tra­di­tion of bit­ing polit­i­cal satire. Here it goes:

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