Tuesday, February 14, 2006


A Muslim institute in Germany has finally voiced its opinion concerning Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad's comments proclaiming that the Holocaust is a myth. A spokesman for the institute has challenged Ahmadinejad to visit Auschwitz and repeat the claim.

By denying the Holocaust, Ahmadinejad not only denigrated the Jewish victims of the genocide but also the 200,000 Roms and Arabs murdered in the "gypsy camp" of Auschwitz-Birkenau and other camps, the institute spokesman said.

I am glad to see a publicized statement against the well covered fanaticism that has been rearing its ugly head throughout the Middle East and Europe lately. All we seem to hear about are the small groups of fundamentalist Muslim demonstrators burning foreign embassies over cartoons while we hear little, if anything, from the millions of peaceful Muslims around the world who are disgusted by what these displays say about their religion. I know that there are more Muslims who disagree with Ahmadinejad and his ilk but it is incumbenet upon them to make their presence known by speaking out against the hate.

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