AHMADINEJAD, Mahmoud. WW2 Holocaust used as a pretext for Palestinian Genocide

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is an engineer and teacher, the President of Iran and a major leader of the Alliance of Builders of Islamic Iran, a conservative political coalition. He has been the target of false and vitriolic abuse from racist Zionists and their neoconservative Western backers because of his opposition to race-based colonization and ethnic cleansing of Palestine (see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahmoud_Ahmadinejad ).

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on the WW2 Jewish Holocaust and the Palestinian Genocide (2009): “The first question that I have to try and understand is why in the midst of all that happened in World War II, the Holocaust is emphasized more than any other [event]? The second question is why do Western politicians focus on this issue so much? The third question is how does that event connect with issues that we see around us in the world today? Was this a historical event that happened in isolation without impacting the present conditions? The next question we should ask ourselves is if the event did take place, where did it happen, who were the perpetrators, what was the role of the Palestinian people? What crime have they committed to deserve what they have received as a result? Why exactly should the Palestinian people be victimized? Are you aware that over 5 million Palestinians have been displaced and have had refugee status? What role did they play in the Holocaust? Why is the Holocaust used as a pretext to occupy the land of other people? Why should the Palestinian people give their lives up for it? You are probably aware that there have been embargoes on the people of Gaza. … At the end of the day the people in Gaza are sitting in their homes living their lives and staying in their homeland. Who is the occupier here? The United Nations resolutions  condemn which occupying regime? What fair-minded person can accept that an event that happened in Europe [results] in having his or her land occupied elsewhere in the world? If a crime happened in Europe, why should the people of Palestine make up for it? It is a really clear-cut question. Unfortunately, Western politicians refuse to answer these questions and divert into other areas. We are primarily opposed to the murder of human beings. Sixty million people were killed back then [in World War II], and it is indeed regrettable. It does not matter what creed or belief they came from—human beings and their lives are to be respected simply because they are human beings. I would like to emphasize that we are not living 60 years ago—we are living today. We see the Holocaust as a pretext to commit genocide against the Palestinian people.” [1].

[1]. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad interviewed by Newsweek (23 Septembebr 2009): http://www.newsweek.com/id/216040/page/1 .

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