It goes without saying that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad isn't known for being the most tolerant public figure in the Muslim world. And with tensions between Muslims, Jews and Christians on the rise, one might worry his exclusive interview with NBC's Andrea Mitchell might be ill-timed. But Mahmoud was on his best behavior. Addressing Terry Jones's Koran burning stunt, Ahmadinejad said:
"People (in Islamic countries) are against that ugly behavior," he said. "They are not against the people of the United States. They are not against Americans, they are not against Jews. They are not against Christians or Christianity."
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