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AUGUST 5, 2010 9:57AM

Iranian website denies Holocaust: A cause for worry?

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News services are abuzz with word that Iran has launched a new website challenging the historicity of the Holocaust. According to a report by Iran’s Fars News Agency today (published only in Farsi), a non-governmental cultural institution calling itself the “Bulwark of Faith and Thought” has just unveiled an elaborate platform called Holocartoons.com, featuring a set of anti-Jewish caricatures already published in book form by artist Maziar B. in 2008.

This Zionist is writing the "Holocaust story"
with his long Jewish nose

The site, which one can only view with the help of high-speed Internet, comes in Farsi, Arabic, and English, and is counterintuitively accompanied by Henry Mancini’s “Pink Panther” theme. A note at the beginning claims that Holocartoons is “dedicated to all those who have been killed under the pretext of the Holocaust.” It goes on to claim that “the killing of 6 million Jews in the Second World War known as the Holocaust was a sheer lie." It depicts Hitler as a joke, gas chambers as a farce, and claims there were never more than 5.4 million Jews living in Europe in the first place. The murder of the Jews, it explains, was merely a concoction of Zionists to seize control of the Middle East and its resources.

Blood-curdling - Hitler as seen by Holocartoons

Cartoons challenging the supposedly sacrosanct character of the Holocaust have been around for years, and multiplied after the Danish Mohammed cartoon controversy of 2005. The new website clearly fits into President Ahmadinejad’s policy of delegitimizing the Jewish state by challenging one of its key justifications: providing a safe homeland for threatened Jews. As Ahmadinejad stated in a 2009 speech, “the issue of holocaust is an excuse by the war winners, particularly the US and Britain, for domination over the world. … After the war a political and power-seeking system which claimed to be defendants of some war victims said the survivors of these victims need to receive a blood-money and establishment of Zionist regime in Palestine is a part of the compensation. … If the reality of holocaust issue becomes clear, the Zionist regime will be fully collapsed.”


Terrified yet? Normally you’d now expect the author of a piece like this to get all upset about those dastardly Holocaust-denying Iranians and start calling for some sort of retaliation. But I’m going to call their bluff and recommend that you do the same and actually read the thing. If you can endure the excruciating loading times and then commit to slogging your way through all the primitive, intellectually insulting drawings and boneheaded texts without nodding off, then maybe, Houston, we really do have a problem. But let me suggest that if this is the best Tehran can throw at the supposedly defenseless West, we can leave Houston to its own devices for some time to come. I mean, is this website really the 21st century equivalent of the Protocolls of the Elders of Zion or Mein Kampf? Sorry, I'm just not buying it.

So here’s the site. Don’t forget your pillow!

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Judy it's not, of course, surprising the people w the most lethal hopes/plans for Jews alwsys deny the Holocaust. R for your terrific research as usual. Thank you.
I agree, Jonathan. It's all a question of how you respond to a calculated provocation, particularly one as brainless as this one.
I like your perspective on this.
The problem is not that intelligent Westerners will believe it, but that the ignorant and those predisposed to Jew-hatred will be fueled by it. Thanks for bringing this to light.
Welcome to Iran, where everything is covered by the umbrella of plausible deniability.
We'd better bomb Iran right away, then.
And speaking of Jews, let's speak about Israel and its failure to have learned anything from teh Holocaust or other persecution. They do to others exactly what was done to them. Shameful behavior!! Does anyone ever learn anything?!!!
honestly, even though i don't agree with the long nose stereotype, that cartoon where the tv is repeating "holocaust" over and over again [almost like behavior modification] is true to life. israel's pro-israel lobbyists do exert an inordinate amount influence on american policy toward occupied palestine. if it was black people who had such an inordinate influence, the streets would be running red with blood in order to stop. instead we get people outraged at cartoons. it's funny how similar that is to muslims getting outraged at disrespectful depictions of muhammad.

go figure.
It is amazing how much hatred must be trapped inside of people that, at the mention of anything Jewish, they must erupt with condemnation of Israel.
I can picture Soap Box Amy and Tichaone lecturing bagels in the grocery store.
Its clearly a ploy for a regime (like others) to try and focus the attention of their people on nationalistic issues like this and play up prejudices as a way of diverting attention from their own failures. Everyone, including the people of Iran, are losers when governments and politicians engage in tactics like these because greater tension and conflict in the Middle East really is not to the benefit of any population.
It's just like Mein Kampf... if Germany had been a powerless country perpetually on the verge of being annihilated by the greatest military power in the history of the world.

So, yeah, totally, be afraid of mean cartoons...
Those who make up their own version of history because they don't like how it came out will always be doomed to fail in exactly the same way as the historical villains they refuse to believe existed.
There is no doubt that the events characterized by many as "The Holocaust" actually occurred and more.
The evil of the Nazi regime cannot be overstated.
(R)ated as the most reliably credible and rational source that I know of for any of these matters. Keep us informed Judy.
And with the comments of SBAmy and Tichaona Chinyelu, Judy, I think you have a pretty good illustration of the real nature of the problem. How far do you suppose the circle needs to be widened around folks like them before you bump into a Buford Furrow?
It looks like a delusional (at times comedic), anti-Semitic conspiracy theorists site. It shocks the senses (especially for Jews like me :D
but I hope they aren't beheaded or anything for freedom of speech, art etc...
If they start rallying for violence or lack of rights... or to get added to textbooks, then I'll worry indeed.
i looked it up.

i'm against the killing of children. any children.
Thanks. Did you follow the letters on "This Week in Crazy", well, THIS WEEK? Some of these people made me want to cry.

I posted something on this just yesterday.

It actually scares me to see that the denial of the Holocaust could be becoming "mainstream" on the Left.
Its amazing to me that with the technology we have today that this man can make a nation believe his lies. Remember Iran, one day every knee shall bow and every tounge confess that Jesus Christ is Lord.
Thanks for the great comments, everyone! There's nothing like this topic to stir up controversy.

Anna and Jeff,

Yes, they're experts at that.

Thanks, interesting stuff!

Good point!

I haven't read them, but will definitely check them out. Lots of crazy to go around these days. Maybe it's something in the water (besides BP's oil)?
Dear Ms. Mandelbaum,

You're welcome to check out my post on the Holocaust as well. I'd like that.

Many of the letters I mentioned earlier were unnerving.

Good luck to you.
@Tichaona Chinyelu: "it's funny how similar that is to muslims getting outraged at disrespectful depictions of muhammad. "

Because these cartoons sparked a wave of violent street protests in Europe and the US just like the Mohammed cartoons did, right? Or was there some other similarity I'm missing here?