But then I read this:
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called the Jewish state a "filthy bacteria" whose sole purpose was to oppress the other nations of the region.
"The world powers established this filthy bacteria, the Zionist regime, which is lashing out at the nations in the region like a wild beast," the Iranian president told supporters at a rally in southern Iran.
"[Israel] won support [from the other nations] which created it as a scarecrow, so as to keep the people of this area under control," Ahmadinejad said.
which followed this:-
Iran: Cancerous Israel to be destroyed by radiation
In letter of condolence to Hizbullah secretary-general following Imad Mugniyah's assassination, Revolutionary Guards commander says, 'In the future we will bear witness to the disappearance of this cancerous bacterium, Israel, by the radiation of Hizbullah fighters'.
General Mohammad Ali Jaafari, commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, has sent a letter of condolence to Hizbullah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah following the assassination of the organization's senior commander Imad Mugniyah, saying he believed "the cancerous bacterium called Israel" would vanish soon, the Iranian news agency Fars reported Monday.
and so, I decided to reverse myself and put the picture up.
Here it is:-
After all, if I am part of a filthy bacteria (remind you of Hitler's vermin, et al.?*), I guess being dirty is to be expected.
Hitler's ideology revolved around the metaphor of the German nation as an actual body or "living organism." The Jew was identified as a force within this body working toward its destruction. In his writings and speeches, Hitler continually referred to the Jew as a force of disintegration or decomposition; as the cause of Germany's disease (a bacteria or virus); and as a "parasite on the body of the people." The nature of these recurring images and metaphors constitute data revealing the fantasies contained within Nazi ideology.
The unifying principle was that of a deadly racial disease, a sickness of the Aryan race, and the cure was killing all Jews. Fritz Klein, a Nazi doctor, stated "I am a doctor and I want to preserve life. And of out of respect for human life, I would remove gangrenous appendix from a diseased body. The Jew is the gangrenous appendix in the body of mankind." In the doctors' eyes, Jews were viewed as a Syndrome, characteristic of a greater, specific disease, rather than as individual human beings.
I decided to have mercy on the chimp: