Monday, February 13, 2006

Ahmadinejad and the Holocaust: Like a dog with a bone, i.e. he can't let go

Check out the Memri post on the latest speech [diatribe?] by the Iranian president. The responsibility for the cartoons has been laid squarely at the feet of the ubiquitous Zionists.

Furthermore, in another example of moral equivalences that Arab/Muslim leaders have been pushing since this thing began, he says in Europe you can insult the Prophet but you can't deny the Holocaust.

Similarly, I heard the Saudi Ambassador to the US interviewed last week and he sang a similar tune. "I am not allowed to say anything antisemitic in Europe. But I can disparage Islam." [I am paraphrasing.]

I think rational Arab/Muslim leaders are a bit upset by the reaction against the Muslim reaction. I just don't know how many of them there are and how much influence they have.

[I almost changed the title of this post because I anticipate that some people will take my words out of context and charge that I called the President of Iran a dog. The fact is that I did not do that in this post.]

1 comment:

CaHwyGuy - Daniel the California Highway Guy said...

Dr. Lipstadt:

You might find the following article of interest:
Muslim institute dares Iranian leader to visit Auschwitz. It was pointed out by a friend of mine on LiveJournal who is working in Qatar. In the article, a spokesman for the Islam-Archiv-Deutschland Central Institute invited the Iranian president to visit Auschwitz, noting "In this place of horror he can again deny the Holocaust, if he has the courage". It also pointed out that by denying the Holocaust, Ahmadinejad not only denigrated the Jewish victims of the genocide but also the 200,000 Roms and Arabs murdered in the "gypsy camp" of Auschwitz-Birkenau and other camps.

Quite interesting.

Daniel (cahwyguy)