Wednesday, December 14, 2005


From the BBC: Iranian leader denies Holocaust.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has courted further controversy by explicitly calling the Nazi Holocaust of European Jewry a "myth".

"They have created a myth today that they call the massacre of Jews and they consider it a principle above God, religions and the prophets," he said.

On live TV, he called for Europe or North America - even Alaska - to host a Jewish state, not the Middle East.
What a despicable man: he denies the Holocaust and clearly cannot stomach the presence of a Jewish state in the Middle East. With his recent comments he's treading very close to calling for ethnic cleansing of Jews from the Middle East. Let's see how his friends on the anti-imperialist far Left explain away this particular outburst.

And just to nip the "His views aren't representative of the Iranian regime overall" meme in the bud:
BBC Tehran correspondent Frances Harrison says the Iranian press has wholeheartedly endorsed the president's views, calling them logical and less passive than the approach of previous Iranian governments.
I'm guessing press freedoms aren't all that in Iran so presumably what the regime wants printed gets printed.

Nice to see we now have two Holocaust deniers in positions of power in the Middle East: Ahmadinejad and Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas. What is it with the Middle East that it's leaders are able to get away with holding such repellent views? Answers on a postcard to the usual address please.


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