Ugh. President Obama’s favorite Muslim nation is promoting its racist agenda… again. The supreme leader of Iran, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, released a video earlier this week wherein he rails against the United States for our support of Israel while also denying the idea that the Holocaust ever took place. For those who may have missed it, Wednesday January 27th marked International Holocaust Remembrance Day around the world, and it also marked the day that Khamenei chose to make the most disgusting assertions he could about Israel and the Jewish people.
Speaking of the Holocaust that took more than 6 million Jewish lives Khamenei said: “It is not clear whether the core of this matter is a reality or not. Even if it is a reality, it is not clear how it happened…This is the ignorance that exists in today’s world. We should be awake. [Muslims] should know that we can stand up against the ignorance.”
Khamenei is an evil psychopath and his obvious disregard for fact-based, documented and provable history, while insane, is not surprising. Holocaust denial has a rich history in the Muslim world and has continued to thrive and spread as Islam has moved out of the Middle East and North Africa westward. Just in case anyone wonders, we have verifiable and trustworthy proof that the Holocaust occurred and that the Nazis killed more than 11 million people in their disturbing push to cleanse Europe of minorities, the infirm and the undesirable and that included more than 6 million innocent Jews.
The one thing that Khamenei gets right is his complaint about the Western hypocrisy on “free speech.” If you can be arrested for saying that the Holocaust didn’t happen… then you don’t have freedom of speech. For years, we have told liberals that hate speech laws run contrary to our belief in man’s freedom and personal responsibility. However, the liberal culture has slowly and steadily made it easier to prosecute unpopular, politically incorrect speech as “hate speech.” These types of laws make us hypocrites, and they give ammunition to the enemies of freedom (of whom Iran is a perfect example).
We must abolish hate speech laws. We must protect the First Amendment in America and the tradition of free speech in Europe, even as we continue to educate the world about the evil that occurred in Nazi occupied Europe during WW II.
Full transcript of Khamenei’s disgusting anti-Semitic rant:
Who assists the fake Zionist regime,. Who supports them, who clears the road for them, who stands behind them.
It is Western powers headed by America that are doing so. This is while they say in their slogans that they are opposed to terrorism and ISIS.
They are lying, they say things that aren’t true. This is ignorance. No one in European countries dares to speak about the Holocaust.
While it is not clear whether the core of this matter is a reality or not, even if it is a reality, it is not clear how it happened.
Speaking about the Holocaust and expressing doubts about it is considered to be a great sin.
If someone does this they stop, arrest, imprison, and sue him. This is while they claim to be supporters of freedom. This is the ignorance that exists in today’s world. We should be awake. You dear brothers, dear people of Iran, Muslims in the great Islamic Ummah, and officials in different countries, should know that we can stand up against the ignorance.
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