President Ahmadienjad of Iran is a Holocaust denier

Holocaust denier

Holocaust denier

Report from via HP.

The myth of the Holocaust is the grounds for Zionist crimes, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said at the opening ceremony of the fourth conference on Palestine.

Ahmadinejad said the Israeli government was formed with the help of superpowers on the basis of lies. He called the Holocaust “fiction” and said the “function of the Zionist regime is to make constant threats and turn Eastern countries into a market for weapons of the West.” He said the only way to resolve the Palestinian-Israeli conflict is to respect the rights of the Palestinian people live on the IRINN television channel.

A general free referendum should be held to resolve this issue, he said.

“Israel’s crimes should be considered in the supreme courts. The UN Security Council should get out from under the influence of the Zionist movements,” Ahmadinejad said.

The fourth international conference promoting Palestinian resistance started today in Tehran. The conference will last two days. Parliamentary representatives from 80 countries will attend.

10 Responses to “President Ahmadienjad of Iran is a Holocaust denier”

  1. Another obsever Says:

    what a wanker!

  2. Saul Says:

    His comments show not only the way “antizionism” can incorporate older libels (Jews control the UN, etc.) but also absorbs new libels, holocaust denial. A case study if ever there was one.

  3. Gil Says:

    There is no Holocaust denier who hasn’t said things about Jews which are tantamount to wishing and/or predicting their demise. And Iranian Supreme Leader Khamenei is no different, calling Israel a ‘cancerous tumour’

    Can an invitation to give the 2009 Channel 4 Alternative Christmas Message be in the offing?

  4. SnoopyTheGoon Says:

    “… the rights of the Palestinian people live on the IRINN television channel.”

    I don’t want to be a nitpicker, but shouldn’t it be “to respect the rights of the Palestinian people live in Palestine”?

    Anyway, yes, Mahmoud the Mad is a denier, so what else is new?

  5. Saul Says:

    One commenter at HP (which attracts its fair share of reactionary bigots) refers to a statment by Ken Loach.

    “If there has been a rise I am not surprised. In fact, it is perfectly understandable because Israel feeds feelings of anti-Semitism.”

    but then claims,

    “But the director, who has spoken out against Israel in the past, branded the report as a “red herring” designed to “distract attention” from Israel’s recent military actions.”

    So, on the one hand Loach admits there is an increase in antisemitism and, on the other hand, thinks discussing it is a “red herring” made for typically Jewish underhand reasons.

    There are many things wrong with this – Jews are the cause of antisemitism, Jews use claims of antisemitism for underhand reasons.

    But, most importantly and most worryingly, the sheer stupidity of peolpe who are not stupid, the laziness and prejudices of those who we know are politically sharp and have always had out utmost respect and support.

    Why is it that when it comes to Israel and antisemitism, people’s brains fly out the window?

  6. Bialik Says:

    Hmm… which countries? Which 80 parliamentarians? Anybody walked out yet?

  7. Brian Goldfarb Says:

    And how many of those parliamentarians are from genuine parliamentary democracies? And of those who are, how many from relatively centrist parties?

    And how many does that leave who are from extremist parties (eg French National Front, etc) or from sham parliamentary democracies?

  8. Max Says:

    Gil’s quite right. Ahmadinejad is a Holocaust denier who repeatedly threatens one. Like his ally Nazrallah, Hezbollah’s political leader, who welcomes the idea of all Jews gathering in Israel so as to make it easier to go after them. Not having heard of any repudiation of its own multiple calls to genocide on the part of Hezbollah’s political leadership, right now I’m finding it hard to see the morality of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s statement of intent to beg for scraps at Hezbollah’s political table (not its military one, heaven forfend, we do have our principles). I will find it, though. In my search, perhaps I should start with that part of human rights legislation that excludes those of anyone finding themselves in a Jewish communal centre in Argentina, then work outwards. Any clue at all, you’ll be the first to know.

  9. Dectora Says:

    Amadinejad is using antisemitism as a ploy to escape his hopeless mismanagement of the Iranian economy. Remember he won the Presidency by promising to put the profits from Irans’s massive oil and gas revenues on people’s tables. Now there are food shortages in Teheran. He needs a scapegoat to fool the ignorant and Jews are once again that useful scapegoat.

  10. Mark Says:

    “Anyway, yes, Mahmoud the Mad is a denier, so what else is new?”

    I stand to be corrected but I think that Ahmedinejad’s original position, for instance when he hosted a “debate” on the Holocaust, was that it was, a matter for debate and that the “Zionists” were seeking to stifle debate. Now it seems he has “made up his mind”.

    I doubt if there is much mileage to be had in finding out why!

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