Thursday, April 23, 2009

Ahmadinejad Holocaust denial of the day

The typical MSM reference to Ahmadinejad's Holocaust-denial is a sentence that goes something like "Ahmadinejad has called the Holocaust a myth." That doesn't quite capture it. Ahmadinejad's worldview involves a world-controlling Zionist cabal that invented the Holocaust as part of a plot to create Israel and cause all problems faced by Muslims. In Ahmadinejad's mind the Jyllands-Posten cartoons--remember them?--were a Zionist plot. That's why Iran responded with a cartoon contest ridiculing the Holocaust. So it isn't merely that Ahmadinejad has "called the Holocaust a myth." The reality is that Ahmadinejad's Holocaust-denial is a central pillar of his loony paranoid worldview and he can hardly open his Khomeinist mouth without referring to it:
The Iranian president rakes supporters of Israel over the coals, saying they hold Zionism more sacred than divine faiths and freedom of speech.

"They have made an idol called the Zionist regime, and they say that you can talk about anything but that," Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said in an address to a crowd in Islamshahr -- south of the Iranian capital Tehran.

President Ahmadinejad was referring to Western inclinations toward Israel and the adoption of laws in Europe that ban criticism of the events pertinent to the Holocaust and the figures of casualties released to the public.

The influence of the Zionist movement is such that US politics revolve to a large extent around the interests of the Israeli lobby even though the US image overseas is marred as a result of its support.
This post features a cameo appearance--Ladies and Gentlemen, Ron Paul!
Republican congressman Ron Paul has told Press TV that the there is no 'such thing as independent Israel doing anything', describing US support for Tel Aviv as an obstacle to the changes sought by US President Barack Obama.

President Ahmadinejad on Thursday labeled support for the philosophy of Zionism as a form of "modern idol worship" that plagues the Western world and endangers the pursuit of justice for all. [...]

According the Iranian president, the West has given rise to the fulfillment of Zionist objectives by creating lies about the Holocasut even they themselves have learned to hold "sacred".

President Ahmadinejad has questions the story behind the Holocaust and the number of Jews killed, saying academics should be allowed to conduct research on the issue.

"They insult the prophets of God and justify themselves with talk of 'freedom of speech'. But, when it comes to Israel, they say you are not allowed to speak a word. They want the entire world to worship their idol," Ahmadinejad continued. [...]
That bit about "insulting prophets" refers to the cartoons. He'll be obsessed with them for years to come.

Crossposted on Soccer Dad

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