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Spiegel Interviews Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on The Jewish Holocaust

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posted on May, 30 2006 @ 09:59 PM
In an interview done by the German newspaper "Spiegel", the Iranian president was asked questions on his opinion about the holocaust, among other topics. The Iranian president stated that it is his belief that the Jewish people should go back from where they came from, which in itself shows how much the Iranian president knows about the history of the "region" known as Palestine.
SPIEGEL: Well, we are conducting this historical debate with you for a very timely purpose. Are you questioning Israel's right to exist?

Ahmadinejad: Look here, my views are quite clear. We are saying that if the Holocaust occurred, then Europe must draw the consequences and that it is not Palestine that should pay the price for it. If it did not occur, then the Jews have to go back to where they came from. I believe that the German people today are also prisoners of the Holocaust. Sixty million people died in the Second World War. World War II was a gigantic crime. We condemn it all. We are against bloodshed, regardless of whether a crime was committed against a Muslim or against a Christian or a Jew. But the question is: Why among these 60 million victims are only the Jews the center of attention?

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.

In this interview the disdain and ignorance of history of the Iranian president has been shown, as well as his view that to him all Israelis are "Zionists", which contradicts what some members around these forums have tried to claim, that he only wants to destroy some Israeli extremists, when he calls for the destruction of Zionism.

SPIEGEL: The Europeans support the Palestinians in many ways. After all, we also have an historic responsibility to help bring peace to this region finally. But don't you share that responsibility?

Ahmadinejad: Yes, but aggression, occupation and a repetition of the Holocaust won't bring peace. What we want is a sustainable peace. This means that we have to tackle the root of the problem. I am pleased to note that you are honest people and admit that you are obliged to support the Zionists.

SPIEGEL: That's not what we said, Mr. President.

Ahmadinejad: You said Israelis.

[edit on 30-5-2006 by Muaddib]

posted on Jun, 1 2006 @ 01:59 PM
Here are a couple other news links about this story.

In one of them the Iranian president claims that

"an active worldwide network of Zionists" was trying to prevent his possible trip to Germany for the World Cup and expressed new doubts over whether the Holocaust happened."

In the next one he says that Germans should stop feeling guilt about the Holocaust, if it happened he claims.

[edit on 1-6-2006 by Muaddib]

posted on Jun, 2 2006 @ 12:16 PM
I wonder why a reporter would waste their time on Him? Talking to him is like putting a radio on auto scan to find a station; you get a different answer few seconds, just makes no sense. :shk:

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