The Arab Springtime for Hitler marches on into summer.
The Obama Administration has already recognized the Muslim Brotherhood as a legitimate party with whom they can do business, despite the fact that the Muslim Brotherhood refuses to accept the legitimacy of the State of Israel. Details, details.
The more ‘moderate’ and ‘secular’ party, the Wafd Party, is considered to be the second-most powerful political party in Egypt. Wafd vice chairman, Ahmed Ezz El-Arab, said in an exclusive interview with The Washington Times last week at the ‘Conference on Democracy and Human Rights’ held in Hungary that, “The Jews are there [Israel] good or bad, they are there. You cannot as a human being think of exterminating 6 million or 5 million or whatever. That’s crazy.”
Ezz El-Arab said this after insisting that, “The Holocaust is a lie. The Jews under German occupation were 2.4 million. So if they were all exterminated, where does the remaining 3.6 million come from?”.
He is willing to concede that the Nazis killed “hundreds of thousands,” but “gas chambers and skinning them alive and all this? Fanciful stories.”
Ezz El-Arab also attacked the authenticity of “The Diary of Anne Frank,” which he said he studied as a doctoral student in Stockholm. “I could swear to God it’s a fake,” the Wafd leader said. “The girl was there, but the memoirs are a fake.”
He ought to get along with PA Chairman and Fatah leader Mahmoud Abbas who also points to his 1982 doctoral thesis as support for his Holocaust denial. Adored by Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, Abbas, too, is considered a “moderate”.
As for the 9/11 attack on the U.S., that was pulled off by the Mossad, he says. Asked who was responsible for the attacks, Mr. Ezz El-Arab identified the CIA, Israel’s Mossad intelligence service, and the “military-industrial complex.”
It must be a tough call for Barack Hussein Obama and Hillary Clinton as to which of these two enlightened organizations, the Muslim Brotherhood or the Wafd, should get the lion’s share of the billions in aid, loans, and guarantees that they are so eager to dole out.
Washington Times – BUDAPEST — A leader of Egypt’s top secular party says the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks were “made in the USA,” the Holocaust is “a lie” and Anne Frank’s memoir is “a fake” — comments sure to roil the post-revolution political debate in the Arab world’s most populous country.
Ahmed Ezz El-Arab, a vice chairman of Egypt’s Wafd Party, made the remarks in an exclusive interview with The Washington Times last week while in the Hungarian capital attending the Conference on Democracy and Human Rights.
He denied that the Nazis killed 6 million Jews during World War II.
“The Holocaust is a lie” Mr. Ezz El-Arab said. “The Jews under German occupation were 2.4 million. So if they were all exterminated, where does the remaining 3.6 million come from?”
Mr. Ezz El-Arab said he accepted that the Nazis killed “hundreds of thousands” of Jews. “But gas chambers and skinning them alive and all this? Fanciful stories,” he added. (AUDIO: on the Holocaust)
Mr. Ezz El-Arab also attacked the authenticity of “The Diary of Anne Frank,” which he said he studied as a doctoral student in Stockholm. “I could swear to God it’s a fake,” the Wafd leader said. “The girl was there, but the memoirs are a fake.”
[...] “It’s a shame that the West — the cradle of liberalism — should have a criminal law incriminating any discussion of any historical fact,” Mr. Ezz El-Arab said. “It’s a sacred cow. The ‘6 million’ is a sacred cow.”
Amr Bargisi, a former Wafd youth leader, said that while Mr. Ezz El-Arabhimself does not have a major constituency in Egypt or within the party itself, his views on the Holocaust do.
“The vast majority of Egyptians think the Holocaust never happened,” Mr. Bargisi told The Times. “The fact that his presence in the party hierarchy hasn’t caused any objections tells you something about the farcical nature of Egyptian politics.”
In the interview, Mr. Ezz El-Arab also said that Osama bin Laden was not behind the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
“He could not have the know-how or the ability to do it,” he said, even though he called the dead al Qaeda leader “an American agent.”
“If he had the ability, one plane only landing on the Knesset would give more effect,” Mr. Ezz El-Arab said.
Asked who was responsible for the attacks, Mr. Ezz El-Arab identified the CIA,Israel’s Mossad intelligence service, and the “military-industrial complex.”
[...] Mr. Ezz El-Arab also claimed that, during the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, “American soldiers with double Israeli nationality and Jewish religion” stole Jewish antiquities from the Babylonian exile period and had them reburied in Jerusalem to cement the Jewish historical claim on the city.
“It’s not a kind of monument robbery for selling in the black market,” he said. “The things they took from Babel, they took with the intention — to my judgment — of digging it under the Aqsa mosque [site of Jerusalem’s Temple Mount] so that when it’s discovered, they say, ‘Here was the temple.’”
Despite the claim, Mr. Ezz El-Arab said he thinks that there once was a Jewish temple in Jerusalem and that Israeli Jews deserve to stay put.
“The Jews are there,” he said. “Good or bad, they are there. You cannot as a human being think of exterminating 6 million or 5 million or whatever. That’s crazy.” (the whole falafel >>)