My my my, the masses are waking up! This time, the president of Iran is questioning the actual severity of the holocaust.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad makes a very good point, stating that
“Some European countries insist on saying that Hitler killed millions of innocent Jews in furnaces and they insist on it to the extent that if anyone proves something contrary to that they condemn that person and throw them in jail,”
Exactly. European countries are doing everything they can to quickly the facts are not in their favor. So imprisonment becomes their ‘final’ solution :)these revisionists. But why? Why not show them the facts and shut them up? Well, unfortunately
Of course, the media is having a with his statements, and the ADL probably shat a brick upon hearing someone question the standard old “6 million died” rhetoric that we’ve been fed for years. Don’t worry, we’ll invade them soon and set the record straight.
Many other resources point out the contradictions and science of why the 6 million figure is preposterous. I guess even saying that makes me anti-semitic eh? But I’d rather tell the truth than worry about what people think about me.
Update by Stephen VanDyke: Ahmadinejad is also the guy who has said “Israel must be wiped off the map.” And Iran’s sad state of human rights is enough to make Hitler proud, so take his comments with a grain of salt, there’s an agenda here.
Update by Nicholas Sarwark: This post does illustrate the fundamental problem with the speech restrictions in Germany and other European countries regarding specious claims about the Holocaust; the laws, though they may be well-intentioned, provide fodder for conspiracy theorists to allege a cover-up.
Only facts can put false claims to rest. In that vein, The Nizkor Project has extensive and thoroughly researched replies to most (if not all) claims made by Holocaust deniers and/or revisionists. Specific to the Institute for Historical Review (linked above), Nizkor has responded to each of their “66 Questions and Answers about the Holocaust” pamphlet, along with background information on IHR and its founder. The argumentative techniques used by Holocaust deniers are dissected as well.
If we’re going to have a debate on this topic, it’s best that everyone be well informed, no?