Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Indonesian leader opposes Ahmadinejad's Holocaust denial

According to the JTA a former leader of Indonesia has criticized Ahmadinejad's denial.

Abdurrahman Wahid told an interfaith conference in Bali on Tuesday that he opposes Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's dismissals of the Holocaust as a myth.

"I visited Auschwitz's Museum of Holocaust and I saw many shoes of the dead people in Auschwitz. Because of this, I believe Holocaust happened," said Wahid, a moderate who led the world's most populous Muslim nation from 1999 to 2001. "Although I am a good friend of Ahmadinejad, I have to say that he is wrong. This is important, courage to say the right thing. I don't have favoritism here. The Jews, Europeans, Arabs are all the same."

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