Mahdi Khazali – the son of a leading supporter of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad – writes in his blog that Ahmedenijan is, in fact, a Jew. Khazali, son of Ayatollah Abu Al-Kassam Khazali, says that Ahmadinejad changed his Jewish name on his ID card in order to hide his roots. The Iranian President hides his Jewish roots by attacking Israel and the Jews, and by expressing strong Muslim religious beliefs.
It is no secret that Ahmedenijan is an adopted name, that the family changed his name some reason. A record of the name change still appears on the president’s ID card, however, says Khazali. His old name was Saburjian, and he hails from the Aradan region of Iran. The name Saborjhian derives from thread painter -- sabor in Farsi -- a once common and humble occupation in the carpet industry in Semnan Province, where Aradan is situated. Ahmad, by contrast, is a name also used for the Prophet Muhammad and means virtuous; nejad means race in Farsi, so Ahmadinejad can mean Muhammad's race or virtuous race.
Now, this sounds to my ears as true. It also sounds like Israeli disinformation. But in war, everything goes.