Skip to comments.Holocaust Deniers and Skeptics Gather in Iran
Posted on 12/11/2006 12:21:29 PM PST by kiriath_jearim
TEHRAN, Dec. 11 Holocaust deniers and skeptics from around the world gathered at a government-sponsored conference here today to discuss their theories about whether six million Jews were indeed killed by the Nazis during World War II and whether gas chambers existed.
In a speech opening the two-day conference, Rasoul Mousavi, head of the Iranian Foreign Ministrys Institute for Political and International Studies, which organized the event, said it was an opportunity for scholars to discuss the subject away from Western taboos and the restriction imposed on them in Europe.
The foreign ministry had said that 67 foreign researchers from 30 countries were scheduled to take part. Among those speaking today are David Duke, the American white-supremacist politician and former Ku Klux Klan leader, and Georges Thiel, a French writer who has been prosecuted in France over his denials of the Holocaust.
Mr. Dukes remarks late this afternoon are expected to assert that no gas chambers or extermination camps were actually built during the war, on the ground that killing Jews that way would have been much too bothersome and expensive when the Nazis could have used much simpler methods, according to an advance summary of his speech published by the institute.
Depicting Jews as the overwhelming victims of the Holocaust gave the moral high ground to the Allies as victors of the war, and allowed Jews to establish a state on the occupied land of Palestine, Mr. Dukes paper says, according to the summary.
One of the first scheduled speakers, Robert Faurisson of France, also called the Holocaust a myth created to justify the occupation of Palestine.
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Hmmm...I sense a "strategic" moment in Iran right now...
Unlike the Al Reuters' piece, this article did not attribute a political affiliation to David Duke who was Democrat, Independent, Republican, and is Independent again.
No sense in arguing with them. You are wasting your breath. The alternate line of reasoning they spout is that since the Holocaust "occurred in Europe" there should be a homeland established for Jews in Europe, not in the Middle East.
More "not anti-Semitism" from the lefties.
Kinda like the "I didn't shoot him, but if I did it was out of self-defense" argument.
We are still discussing what happened in Egypt 3,000 years later.
It is illegal to even discuss WWII history and this issue in Europe. The discussion needs to continue if only to continue to prove it occurred.
The REAL game here is the "Gore" game. Also known as the "Kerry" game. Okay, just the "Dem" game.
They've copied what has worked for the Libs for so long. They simply make it up as they go along. People become entrenched; the older generations die off the the younger ones are distracted with hedonistic pursuits or rearing children and working. They reach a point where they believe what they are told to believe...
Heck, I'll settle for them explaining what happened to all the Jews living in Europe. They just magically vanished?
Ummm, since when is there a country called Palestine?
Yep, along with terrorist funerals and "death to America, death to Israel" rallies Holocaust-denial conferences are what MOABs are made for.
I especially enjoy it when Islamists deny the Holocaust in one breath and in the next spout off about America or Israel being "as bad as Hitler."
Another hole in the Swiss cheese...
And then send the Arabic translation of Mein Kampf to the top of the best seller list because they think Hitler had some pretty good ideas.
Target Rich Environment.
That's exactly where Iran wants to take this. They ignore the fact that the Middle East's Jews, including Persians, fled to Israel after its founding.
Nuke them now.
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