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Muslimske land trengte å bli minnet om at Holocaust er en myte. De har vært altfor passive overfor Israel og jødene, sa president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad til det nasjonale sikkerhetsråd, ifølge nyhetsbyrået IRNA.

IRNA quoted member of parliament Falahat Pisheh as saying that Ahmadinejad told members of the national security council of the parliament that «the Islamic world was getting passive and extinguished (on opposing Israel) and needed a shock on the basis of truth».
In a series of remarks starting last October, Ahmadinejad has several times doubted the extent of the Holocaust – at one point calling it a «fairy tale» – and said that if Europeans were responsible for the Jews’ massacre, then they should relocate the Israeli state to their continent.
Ahmadinejad said last week that «Zionism is de facto neo-fascism» adding that the crimes committed by «Zionists» against the Palestinians were the same as the crimes committed by the Nazis in the Second World War.
The ultra-conservative president termed creation of the «Zionist system» in the Middle East not only as the «ethnic and religious cleansing» of Jews from Europe but also as an effort to undermine Islam and Moslems through the Israeli state.

Tematikken: Holocaust, sionisme og Europas skyld, er helt bevisst valgt av Ahmadinejad, ser det ut som. Men at han valgte å kalle Holocaust en myte, sier noe om hvor radikalt regimet er. Ifølge presidenten har hans uttalelser falt i god jord.

Minst like interessant er en setning om at iransk TV har begynt programmer som skal bygge opp under og bevise at Holocaust var en myte.

The state television has started programmes in support of Ahmadinejad’s doubts on the extent of the Holocaust in which Iranian and Arabic experts evaluate what they call the «real dimensions» of the massacre.(dpa)

Det skulle vært interessant å vite mer om disse programmene. Hva er effekten av nazistisk propaganda og et muslimsk teokrati?