Holocaust Denial/Minimization

Khaled Meshaal, March 2008

“We don't deny the Holocaust, but we believe the Holocaust was exaggerated by the Zionist movement to whip people.” Tim Marshall, “Hamas Leader Talks Exclusively To Sky,” Sky News, March 31, 2008, http://news.sky.com/story/591531.

Ali Khamenei, February 7, 2006

“The freedom of speech about which the [Westerners] talk so much does not permit anyone to doubt the myth about the massacre of the Jews, known as the Holocaust… I assume that a profound Zionist plot is at the core of the matter. They are setting the Muslims and Christians against one another. This is very important for the Zionists – to set the great Muslim Community around the world against the Christians, and to set the Christians against the Muslims.”“Iranian Leader Ali Khamenei: Zionist Paid Denmark Cartoonist to Draw Muhammad Cartoon,” Middle East Media Research Institute, February 7, 2006, http://www.memritv.org/clip_transcript/en/1031.htm.

Ali Khamenei, February 7, 2006

“Western countries allow no freedom of expression, which they claim to advocate, with regard to the myth of the massacre of Jews known as the holocaust, and nobody in the West enjoys the freedom of expression to deny it or raise doubts about it. But affronting the sanctities of about 1.5 billion Muslims is permissible in the West.” “Leader Receives Air Force Servicemen,” Office of the Supreme Leader Sayyid Ali Khamenei, February 7, 2006, http://www.leader.ir/langs/en/?p=contentShow&id=3500.

Khaled Meshaal, Hamas political bureau chief, February 6, 2006

“As far as the Holocaust is concerned, there is no one who denies that the Jewish people suffered great injustices. Nevertheless, it is necessary to scientifically analyze the event and determine the scope of the Holocaust.”“SPIEGEL Interview with Hamas Leader Khaled Mashaal: ‘Our People Will Never Rest,’” Spiegel Online, February 6, 2006, http://www.spiegel.de/international/spiegel/spiegel-interview-with-hamas-leader-khaled-mashaal-our-people-will-never-rest-a-399153.html.

Mohammad Mahdi Akef, former Brotherhood Supreme guide, December 2005

“Western democracies have slammed all those who don't see eye-to-eye with the Zionists regarding the myth of the Holocaust.”“Tehran to convene conference on Holocaust ‘myth,’” New York Times, January 15, 2006, http://www.nytimes.com/2006/01/15/world/africa/15iht-iran.html?_r=0.

Ali Khamenei, January 31, 2002

“Furthermore, all the Western politicians, intellectuals and journalists are obliged to pay homage and bow to the monument that commemorates those allegedly killed in the Nazi concentration camps. In other words, all should acknowledge the veracity of something that has not been proven!” “Leader's Statements in a Meeting with Participants in IWMC,” The Center for preserving and Publishing the Works of Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Khamenei, January 31, 2002, http://english.khamenei.ir//index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=162&Itemid=31.