Sunday, December 17, 2006

The Holocaust conference is a disgrace to us Iranians and an insult to the world community

Kash Kheirkhah

In the past few days, I have been practically battling with a flood of questions and condemnations I've received from my fellow-Canadians, regarding the disgraceful Holocaust conference in Iran. Of course, I fully understand their feelings as I personally share with them the anger and revulsion that this shameful campaign of distortion and denial by the Iranian regime of one of the most horrendous crimes against humanity has invoked in them.

This shameful circus is not--as Manouchehr Mottaki, Iran's Foreign Minister, ridiculously argues-- "an opportunity for thinkers who cannot express their views freely in Europe about the Holocaust", (otherwise, they wouldn't have denied a visa to a Palestinian intellectual who believes that denials of the “monstrous horror” harms the Palestinian cause) but part of a pathetic plan by a degenerate regime which stops at nothing--not even inviting the likes of KKK leader, David Duke -- to spread its evil ideology across the Middle East.

In case you didn't know, Ahmadinejad and his masters couldn't care less about the issue of Holocaust or the Palestinian cause.It is tapping into the anti-Israeli sentiments of the Arab masses of the Middle East and flying in the face of the international community they are after and in so doing, they have dragged Iran down to the lowest moral standards in its entire history.

The holocaust conference in Iran has indeed added another black page to an already humiliating history of my country under the Islamic Regime. As a freedom-loving Iranian-Canadian, I condemn this conference in the strongest terms and offer my deepest sympathies to the survivors of this horrible war crime. I hope that someday, a free and democratic Iran-- in a Middle East, free of any extreme ideological forces or beliefs-- will play the most prominent role in a peace process which will eventually lead to secure and peaceful states of Israel and Palestine.

Also read: Tony Karon, TIME-Why Holocaust Denial Hurts the Palestinian Cause