May 28, 2006

Still being "misinterpreted"

Poor Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, president of Iran. His defenders will probably claim he's being "misinterpreted" -- again. Reuters reports the wackjob is at it again, this time telling Germans not "to be held prisoner by a sense of guilt over the Holocaust," and "reiterated doubts that the Holocaust even happened."

"I believe the German people are prisoners of the Holocaust. More than 60 million were killed in World War Two ... The question is: Why is it that only Jews are at the center of attention?," he said in the interview published on Sunday.

"How long is this going to go on?" he added. "How long will the German people be held hostage to the Zionists?... Why should you feel obligated to the Zionists? You've paid reparations for 60 years and will have to pay for another 100 years."

The Jews were "at the center of attention" mainly because ... it was against them that there was a systematic effort of complete elimination as a people, maybe?

Then there was this nice offering:

"We say if the Holocaust happened, then the Europeans must accept the consequences and the price should not be paid by Palestine. If it did not happen, then the Jews must return to where they came from."

"We"? Who's "we"?

Asked by Der Spiegel, in its cover story entitled "The man the world is afraid of", whether he stood by his earlier view the Holocaust was a myth, Ahmadinejad said: "I only accept something as the truth if I am truly convinced of it.

"In Europe there are two opinions on it. One group of researchers who are by and large politically motivated say the Holocaust happened. There is another group of researchers who have the opposite view and are by and large in prison for that."

There you have it: The Holocaust -- belief in it is "politically motivated."

Maybe Ahmadinejad can name one of his children "Hitler":

This phenomenon of Palestinians being named after Hitler was explained in an article in the official PA daily praising the rewriting of history and the doing of "justice" to Hitler:

"Even Adolf Hitler, who after the fall of Nazi Germany turned into a political horror for most of the writers and artists, during the last decades has started to return himself to his part of the picture. There are some in Britain who defended Hitler and tried to do justice for him. There are elderly people, among them Arabs, who still carry the name Hitler since their fathers, who were charmed by him, linked them [their children] with his name."

How "charming."

(h/t: LGF.)

Posted by Rhodey at May 28, 2006 07:33 PM | TrackBack

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