Monday, December 11, 2006

David Duke
A "U.S. Academic"

I don't have a lot of time to post today, but I think this subject is important, so I want to get this post up. Iran is holding a Holocaust Denial Conference this week, at the suggestion of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. With apologies to Charles, here's the Little Green Footballs post:

Iran is holding a Holocaust denial event, featuring luminaries from the field of genocidal hatred, and this stunningly twisted report from al-Reuters writer Parisa Hafezi is a real jaw-dropper: Iran opens conference questioning the Holocaust. (Hat tip: JammieWearingFool.)

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran opened a conference on Monday to examine the Holocaust and question whether Nazi Germany used gas chambers to kill Jews, drawing condemnation in the West and criticism from Iran’s Jewish community.

Jewish rabbis were present at the government-sponsored event “Review of the Holocaust: Global Vision” alongside academics from Europe, where some countries have made it a crime to deny the Nazi killing of 6 million Jews from 1933 to 1945.

These so-called “Jewish rabbis” that Reuters casually drops into the article are in actuality members of Neturei Karta—an insane sect with a tiny membership that makes a practice of supporting evil around the world. Sort of the Jewish equivalent of Fred Phelps and his sick bunch. But to Reuters they’re just like any other “Jewish rabbis.”

And they shoot dozens of photographs of these freaks and put them on the wires.

But the paragraph that really ventures into an alternate universe is this one describing white supremacist David Duke:

Among the participants was U.S. academic David Duke, a former Louisiana Republican Representative. He praised Iran for hosting the event.

“There must be freedom of speech, it is scandalous that the Holocaust cannot be discussed freely,” Duke, a former Ku Klux Klan leader told Reuters. “It makes people turn a blind eye to Israel’s crimes against the Palestinian people.”