Thursday, December 22, 2005

Muslim Brotherhood says Holocaust a myth.

Middle East: But the commentator in the Guardian said you don't have to be afraid of them. Jonathan Steele said the Muslim Brotherhood was moderate which if true, Egypt is in big trouble.

CAIRO (Reuters) - The head of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, the main opposition force in parliament, echoed Iran's president on Thursday in describing the World War Two Holocaust of European Jews as a myth. "Western democracy has attacked everyone who does not share the vision of the sons of Zion as far as the myth of the Holocaust is concerned," Mohamed Mahdi Akef said in a statement. Akef cited as evidence of Western intolerance the cases of French writer Roger Garoudy, who was convicted in France in 1998 of questioning the Holocaust, and British historian David Irving, who faces similar charges in Austria next month. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad sparked an international uproar when he said in a December 14 speech that the Holocaust was a myth. Some 6 million Jews were killed by the Nazis and their allies between 1933 and 1945. Akef, whose group won 88 of the Egyptian parliament's 454 seats in elections in November and December, made his comment in an attack on the United States' assertion that it is promoting democracy in the Middle East. He said the U.S. campaign was a cover for promoting its own interests and those of the Zionist movement in the region. "American democracy ... steers the world into the American orbit delineated by the sons of Zion, so that everyone must wear the Stars and Stripes hat and keep away from the Zionist foster child," he wrote in his weekly statement.
Via Harry's Place who points out this little tidbit out.
The Muslim Brotherhood's United Kingdom representatives are the Muslim Association of Britain, an organisation which is part of the RESPECT coalition led by the Socialist Workers' Party, and is a founder member of the Stop the War coalition.

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