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Iran to Host Holocaust Conference

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posted on Dec, 10 2006 @ 11:32 PM
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Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has once again fanned the flames controversy by hosting a two day conference on the Holocaust. It will likely raise the question whether the Holocaust actually happened. Germany has condemned the conference as well as the US and Israel.
 



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Iran is hosting a two-day conference which is likely to question whether the Holocaust actually happened.Organisers say the event will offer a chance to discuss "questions" about the Holocaust without restrictive taboos. The conference has been condemned by Germany - where denying the Holocaust is illegal - and by Israel and the US.

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who backs the conference, has publicly questioned the scale of the Holocaust, in which six million Jews were killed.



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The fact that Iran knows this conference is going to outrage many in the west is a testament to the lack of concern for provocation.

A spokesman for Iran's foreign ministry,Manouchehr Mohammadi, said the conference would examine fundamental questions about the holocaust." The first question to be posed is: did the holocaust actually happen or not? And the second one is: If it did happen, what was the scale of it? "The allegation that six million Jews were killed or burnt in this event, is it true or not?

Questions like these are sure to spark more outrage from the west and Israel.

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[edit on 11-12-2006 by DontTreadOnMe]




posted on Dec, 11 2006 @ 07:19 PM
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hahahhaha, seriously i can't belive in the holocaust either. Especially because of the fact that schools required all children to watch Schindlers list prior to 9/11... very prior to 911

If this is indeed true. It will reveal a lie shoved down the throat of the people through mass media. (textbooks, schools, news, movies) etc.



posted on Dec, 11 2006 @ 07:31 PM
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By the way this is a conference that will be participated in by quite an ethnically and ideological diverse group of people. Free speech has a safe-haven at the moment in Iran.

The foreign ministry had said that 67 foreign researchers from 30 countries were scheduled to take part. Among those speaking today are David Duke, the American white-supremacist politician and former Ku Klux Klan leader, and Georges Thiel, a French writer who has been prosecuted in France over his denials of the Holocaust.

Mr. Duke’s remarks late this afternoon are expected to assert that no gas chambers or extermination camps were actually built during the war, on the ground that killing Jews that way would have been much too bothersome and expensive when the Nazis could have used much simpler methods, according to an advance summary of his speech published by the institute.

“Depicting Jews as the overwhelming victims of the Holocaust gave the moral high ground to the Allies as victors of the war, and allowed Jews to establish a state on the occupied land of Palestine,” Mr. Duke’s paper says, according to the summary.

One of the first scheduled speakers, Robert Faurisson of France, also called the Holocaust a myth created to justify the occupation of Palestine.

Bendikt Frings, 48, a psychologist from Germany, said he believed Mr. Ahmadinejad was “an honest direct man,” and said he had come to the conference to thank him for what he had initiated.

“We are forbidden to have such a conference in Germany,” he said. “ All my childhood, we waited for something like this.”
Toben Feredrick, from Australia, said Mr. Ahmadinejad has opened an issue “which is morally and intellectually crippling the Western society.”
“People are imprisoned in Germany for denying the Holocaust,” he added.

Other Western “revisionists” presented what they called new facts about the Holocaust at the conference, which also attracted attendees from some ultra-Orthodox Jews belonging to anti-Zionist sects that reject the state of Israel. One participant wearing the traditional long black coat and hat of such groups wore a badge saying: “A Jew, not a Zionist.

New York Times



posted on Dec, 11 2006 @ 10:19 PM
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I say let them have their conference. I don't think it's exactly hurting anybody by simply talking about the issue. Really, it'd be the same as having a conference on say... Dick Cheney being a shapeshifting reptilian with an agenda to make pickles go extinct. The conclusion might end up pretty far fetched, but the fact that they're talking about it really isn't a big problem. If anything it's just embarresing the parties involved.



posted on Dec, 12 2006 @ 07:52 PM
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wounder how many of these people will be put behind bars as soon as they return to their homes in europe. since its a crime to talk about the holocast or question the motives and so forth



posted on Dec, 12 2006 @ 08:26 PM
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I wonder if Duke will come back and start a conference on whether slavery actually existed, or was it just a mass delusion?
We'll here about the other side of free speech then, won't we!



posted on Dec, 12 2006 @ 08:44 PM
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Originally posted by bodrul
wounder how many of these people will be put behind bars as soon as they return to their homes in europe. since its a crime to talk about the holocast or question the motives and so forth


Please point to a law in Europe where it is a crime to merely “talk about the holocaust”.


Originally posted by DYepes
By the way this is a conference that will be participated in by quite an ethnically and ideological diverse group of people. Free speech has a safe-haven at the moment in Iran.


Agreed, however; even dung beetles need to “get together” to breed….established and respected intellectuals at this conference will be few and very far between in attendance….


mg



posted on Dec, 12 2006 @ 10:11 PM
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Apparently the Iranian president is using the media coverage of this conference to floor more "destrution of Israel" type comments...


Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Tuesday told delegates at an international conference questioning the Holocaust that Israel's days were numbered


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