Monday, December 11, 2006

Mehr News: "Investigation of holocaust also raises questions about Zionist regime: FM"

Sometimes these articles have an odd frankness although hatred of Israel counts as objectivity in Iran:
“If the holocaust is questioned officially, then the existence of the Zionist regime will also be questioned,” Iranian Foreign Minister Manuchehr Mottaki said here on Monday at a conference on the holocaust.
No pretense there of being objective. The big question about this stuff is how well it is playing on the Muslim street. Quite well I would imagine.
This is the reason for the commotion over President Mahmud Ahmadinejad’s remarks about the holocaust and the reason that the logical question he posed is being ignored, he observed in his address to the International Conference to Review the Global Vision of the Holocaust.

The conference is being held to provide an opportunity for the airing of different views on a historical event, he added.

“We are neither trying to prove nor deny the holocaust,” he explained.
Iran as troll: I just want my question answered!
He said, “Even if the holocaust is proven to be a historical fact, why should the inhabitants of Palestine pay the penalty for the Nazi crimes?”
This wording is repeated exactly in almost every statement I've seen by an Iranian official on this subject. Of course, even many leftists never seem to notice that the Holocaust has been given a Pro-Palestinian spin for years. And now Muslims in Europe are claiming themselves to be the "new Jews."
Anti-Semitism has its roots in the West, and there has been no anti-Semitism in Islamic countries, he asserted.
No, of course not.
He also pointed out that many Jews have held high posts in Islamic countries over the course of history.

“Iran has always been a country that respects divine religions,” he added.

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