The Holocaust Story

If the Holocaust was an event in history, it should be open to the routine critical examination to which all other historical events are open. Those who feel it right to argue against the “unique monstrosity” of the Germans should be free to do so. No one should be imprisoned for thought crimes. Contrary to how Hollywood and the Israeli-Firsters have it, the Holocaust story is not about Jews. It’s about Jews and Germans together, inseparable, for all time to come.

Friday, December 23, 2005

Egypt's opposition leader denies Holocaust

Apparently the Arab world is taking notice of the West's increasing intolerance of Holocaust revisionists. Here we see that both the cases of Roger Garaudy and David Irving are mentioned. The persecution of revisionists and the absolute refusal to allow open debate on this one subject -- the Holocaust suggests to any objective mind that someone has something to hide. If Irving and Rudolf and Garaudy and Zuendel had nothing worthwhile to say, if their ideas were so ridiculous, without even a kernal of truth, they would be relegated to the dustbin of history. There are those who "deny" that the United States ever went to the moon. This theory is ridiculous - but as such it is treated accordingly. Such authors are not arrested. They do not have their books burned.

Holocaust revisionists are on to something. The Arab world is slowly becoming aware of this based on their treatment by the West. It should be becoming obvious that not everyone who has doubts about Holocaust can be imprisoned. Open debate on this subject is finally becoming inevitable.

Egypt's opposition leader denies Holocaust
23 December 2005

CAIRO: The head of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, the main opposition force in parliament, has echoed Iran's president in describing the World War 2 Holocaust of European Jews as a myth.

"Western democracy has attacked everyone who does not share the vision of the sons of Zion as far as the myth of the Holocaust is concerned," Mohamed Mahdi Akef said in a statement today.

Akef cited as evidence of Western intolerance the cases of French writer Roger Garoudy, who was convicted in France in 1998 of questioning the Holocaust, and British historian David Irving, who faces similar charges in Austria next month.

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad sparked an international uproar when he said in a December 14 speech that the Holocaust was a myth.

Some 6 million Jews were killed by the Nazis and their allies between 1933 and 1945.

Akef, whose group won 88 of the Egyptian parliament's 454 seats in elections in November and December, made his comment in an attack on the United States' assertion that it is promoting democracy in the Middle East.

He said the US campaign was a cover for promoting its own interests and those of the Zionist movement in the region.

"American democracy. . . steers the world into the American orbit delineated by the sons of Zion, so that everyone must wear the Stars and Stripes hat and keep away from the Zionist foster child," he wrote in his weekly statement.

He accused the US House of Representatives of hypocrisy when it threatened to cut off aid to the Palestinian Authority if the Islamist movement Hamas takes part in January elections.

He also criticised European Union foreign policy chief Javier Solana for saying that Europeans might think twice about aid to the Palestinians if Hamas members were in parliament.

Hamas says it is an extension of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, which was founded in 1928 and which renounced political violence inside Egypt decades ago. Hamas believes in armed struggle to replace Israel with an Islamic state.

Last week the deputy leader of the Brotherhood, Mohamed Habib, asked about Ahmadinejad's denial of the Holocaust, said reports of Nazi attempts to wipe out European Jews might have been exaggerated.

"We don't have confirmed things to enable us to prove this matter or refute it. It needs documentation but what one can be sure of is that there were attacks on the Jews but not by means of gas chambers or perhaps not in these numbers or on this scale," Habib said in an interview.

But Habib said the debate was irrelevant to the situation of the Palestinians. "What the Jews propagate about there being a Holocaust has nothing to do with the way they treat the Palestinians on the land of Palestine," he said.

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