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20 December, 2005

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Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says the Holocaust is a "myth" and has suggested that the Jewish state of Israel be moved to Germany or Austria Europe or North America.

Addressing a gathering in the Iranian city of Zahedan last week, Mr. Ahmadinejad said the West has "fabricated a legend" which it holds "above God" of the systematic killing of 6.6 million Jews by Nazi Germany during World War II.

Ahmadinejad said that if Europeans insist the Holocaust occurred, then they are responsible and should pay the price.

"Today, they have created a myth in the name of Holocaust and consider it to be above God, religion and the prophets," Ahmadinejad said adding . "If you committed this big crime, then why should the oppressed Palestinian nation pay the price?"

"This is our proposal: If you committed the crime,then give a part of your own land in Europe, the United States, Canada or Alaska to them so that the Jews can establish their country," he said.

Ahmadinejad`s comments drew quick condemnations from Israel, the United States and Europe, which warned he is hurting Iran`s position in talks aimed at resolving suspicions about his regime`s nuclear program.

The White House said Ahmadinejad`s words "only underscore why it is so important that the international community continue to work together to keep Iran from developing nuclear weapons." Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman Mark Regev said the speech illustrated "the mind-set of the ruling clique in Tehran and indicate clearly the extremist policy goals of the regime." The German government summoned the Iranian charge d`affaires to express its displeasure.

Here are the questions
1) Is the holocaust a reality or spiced up with exaggeration?
2) What about Ahmedinejd’s proposal of moving Israel to Europe or North America?
3) Is this justified that Palestinians pay the price of “holocaust” committed by Germany ?
4) What could be the impact of Ahmedinejad’s statement on Iran, which is already under criticism for its nuclear programme?

Reader Comments:

Holocaust DID happen and jews HAVE been always persecuted. Personally I think persecution of jews has been their fate for their ancestral treachery. Today, Israel sits between a number of nations whose borders were drawn by hand by a british officer. Jeruselum is known as occupied territory (west bank) and the country does itself no favor by not commiting to peace. What happened to the Saudi peace proposal they threw out a few years ago? The fact is these people are nafariously treacherous genetically from their ancestors. It is this basis for which they will continue to suffer and be persecuted throughout history.

A-squared, United Kingdom - 18 January, 2006

The Iranian Pres. has guts.

Wow, I commend the Iranian Pres for having more guts than all Middle Eastern leaders combined. However for speaking so much truth is bad, especially if it is directed against American and Isreali interests. As much as a agree with the charges of the displacemnet of the Palistinian muslims. The President should not have went that far. All this has done is made the Europeans side with the current American administration. I hope Iran does implement Nuclear power to help their economy succeed.

Afzal, United Kingdom - 19 January, 2006

How Israel was created?

Which Holocaust?

In October 1947, soon after the establishment of Pakistan – The Quaid-I-Azam warned that “the partition of Palestine would entail the greatest danger and unprecedented conflict and the entire Muslim world will revolt against such a decision which cannot be supported historically, politically and morally”.

Gen. Musharraf after his meeting with Bush at Camp David (2003) declared his intent to recognize the Zionist entity – 'based on reality and not on emotional grounds'. In a show of typical chutzpah, he thought that he would shut-up all his critics by telling them that 'he could neither be more Catholic than the Pope, nor more Palestinian than Palestinian themselves. But his problem is that disregarding his Qadiani faith – he needs neither a Catholic nor a Palestinian; he only needed to educate himself dadly. He was not someone very good at homework, according to his mother.

Pakistan's commitment to Muslim Palestine was a principled one and it predated Pakistan itself. It's support for the just causes of the Muslim world is organically related to its own national vocation.

In December 1946, while meeting with the Grand Mufti, Amin al-Husaini in Cairo – the Quaid-I-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah commented on the Balfour Declaration – “There will be no peace in the Near East until they give an honest deal to Arabs in Palestin. All our sympathies are with Arabs who are fighting against the usurpers”.

In 1950 (May-June), Pakistan's first prime minister Liaquat Ali Khan visited the US and American leaders of trade and industry met him. At the meeting they promised all possible military and economic assistance in case Pakistan recognized Israel. The Americans also underlined the importance of such a package for the new state of Pakistan. Liaquat Ali Khan in his known gentle tone replied – “Gentlemen! Our soul is not for sale”.

Shaukat, Canada - 20 January, 2006

RE Israel

Dr. Ahmadinijad's logic is compelling: The Europeans were the ones who screwed the Jews, not the Arabs. Therefore let the Eurpeans find a recompense for the Jews on European or American soils. Why should the Muslim Arabs be made to atone for the sins of the Westerner Christians?
Apart from denying the holocaust this is the more salient point of brother Ahmadinijad's argument.

wasti, Canada - 20 January, 2006


Mr. Ahmadinejad has, in my opinion, the right to question anything he wants to question. He has the right to investigate anything he wants to investigate. He has the right to draw whatever conclusions he wants to draw. We all have that right. But we all have the obligation to allow these rights to others who may question what we don't, who may invstigate in matters we wouldn't, and who may draw conslusions we deem wrong. The real trick is in the solution or settlement to the point where all are reasonably satisfied.

I am a bit shocked at the number of (I assume) Muslims who don't understand the connection between religion and land. Judaism and Islam both have histories that profoundly bind them to their land. Present day Israel is supposedly the land promised to the Jews by the God of Abraham (the same God of Muhammad). How do we respect that belief and yet respect the rights of the Palestinians as well? It should be able to be done. Surely someone, somewhere can think of something.

I am a bit appauled at the comments of people in this and other "speak outs" (I'll refrain from naming names) who live in America and spout off about "freedom" and yet you deny anyone else the right to express their opinions. I know, America is all about freedom as long as you think, feel, believe, and act the way we want you to. After all, our president said it himself, "Either you're with us or you're against us." Does that sounds like the voice of freedom to you? I hope the rest of the world realizes that there are those of us in America who are trying desperately to understand each and every one of YOU. We are not happy with the way our government chooses to label and deal with anyone near or far who goes against their "system." Perhaps if the powers that be didn't try to decapitate any and all uprisings, but chose to deal with everyone more diplomatically and fairly, we could put all of our tax revenues (minus the ones that the rich cheat us of) into our educational system instead of our military. Powerful and stupid is a very dangerous combination. Please don't give up on us.

Maria, United Kingdom - 23 January, 2006

regarding pakistan israel n europe

the jews were massacred by the nazis and now they are murdering palestinians who hold rocks and ak47s against tanks and gunships...ridiculous. As for one person who said muslims ruled over india for 800 years. Well mr chan israel has israel been able to convert a single muslim to jewish religon lol?!?!? answer that no way in hell. They claim their the chosen people only they will go to heaven, how rascist n twisted is that?!?! can it get ne worse?!?!

asad nawaz, United Kingdom - 14 April, 2006

Dealing with Islamic Facism

The way to deal with islamic facism is not by kindness,appeasement, and dialogue. But by being strong. And one way the west and the world can remain strong and resist Islamic Facism is by embracing Biblical Christianity. Which is transnational by nature and not attached to any one nation.But is good for all nations and people.

Chuck Smith, United Kingdom - 16 July, 2006

He's a Public Enemy

Say 'No' to fascist revisionism!

The media has focused on debating whether he should be allowed to speak at Columbia University on Monday, or whether his request to visit Ground Zero, the site of the Sept. 11 attack in lower Manhattan, should have been honored. His request was rejected, even though Iran expressed sympathy with the United States in the aftermath of those attacks and Iranians held candlelight vigils for the victims. Iran felt that it and other Shiite populations had also suffered at the hands of al-Qaida, and that there might now be an opportunity for a new opening to the United States.

Instead, the U.S. State Department denounced Ahmadinejad as himself little more than a terrorist. Critics have also cited his statements about the Holocaust or his hopes that the Israeli state will collapse. He has been depicted as a Hitler figure intent on killing Israeli Jews, even though he is not commander in chief of the Iranian armed forces, has never invaded any other country, denies he is an anti-Semite, has never called for any Israeli civilians to be killed, and allows Iran’s 20,000 Jews to have representation in Parliament.

There is, in fact, remarkably little substance to the debates now raging in the United States about Ahmadinejad. His quirky personality, penchant for outrageous one-liners, and combative populism are hardly serious concerns for foreign policy. Taking potshots at a bantam cock of a populist like Ahmadinejad is actually a way of expressing another, deeper anxiety: fear of Iran’s rising position as a regional power and its challenge to the American and Israeli status quo. The real reason his visit is controversial is that the American right has decided the United States needs to go to war against Iran. Ahmadinejad is therefore being configured as an enemy head of state.

Shokat Saleem, Georgia - 25 September, 2007

Western Christians responsible for Holocaust

Austrian Adolf Hitler was responsible for the Holocaust . He was not a Christian . He was an atheist. He was assisted by the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem who raised three muslim divisions to fight alongside the Waffen SS and they played a large part in the extermination of the Jews.
When Hitler received the Mufti in Berlin in 1941 his colleagues were surprised because the mufti was not a true Aryan . Hitler explained that they shared the same objective .. the extermination of the Jewish race. It was the mufti who came up with the idea of the Final Solution. He intended to implement it on the Jews in the Middle east as well.
There are many photographs available of Hitler and the mufti together including some of the mufti addressing his muslim troops. There are also plenty of documents.

I Brown, United Arab Emirates - 04 October, 2009

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