The Frankfurt Book Fair this year is reaching out to Arabs; in doing so, it has reeled in more than a few Muslim radicals. From Wadinet.de, with thanks to Omo:
Would the German Chancellor Schroeder show himself in public with a Holocaust-Denier like David Irving? Would he seek a dialogue with him?
Last Tuesday has proven that he has at least not that great fear of contact with these kind of people.
After Chancellor Schoeder held a speech at the opening event of this year Book Fair in Frankfurt, the notorious Mohammad Salmawy delivered a greeting message of Nobel Prize Winner Nagib [Mahfouz], who was not able to visit the Book Fair. This year’s guest of honour at the book fair is the Arab League. In advance a variety of Right’s organization expressed their outrage about the fact, that the Fair was planned together with the Arab League, representing Governments in the Arab World, who are all accused of a wide range abuse of Human Rights, promotion of anti-Semitic publications and even Terrorist activities.
Since years it is well known, that Mohammed Salmawy, editor of the French magazine Al Ahram Hebdo, publicly denies the Holocaust and praises Suicide Bombers in Israel. Al Ahram Hebdo is property of the Egyptian government.
He wrote in that magazine: “There are no findings to indicate the existence of mass graves, because the size of the ovens makes it impossible for many Jews to have been killed there. According to the lists presented by the Soviets to the Germans, no more than 70,000 Jews were registered as having been at Auschwitz.”
These statements are not something to wonder about, because Mr. Salmawy becomes committed to the French Holocaust-denier Roger Garaudy, who was the former Chief Ideologue of the French Communist Party before he converted to Islam. In an article “Cherchez les Juifs” (Searching for the Jews) Salmawy published in Al Ahram, he defended British Holocaust-Denier David Irving.
The deportation of the German Jews to the Eastern Europe was welcomed by Salmawy. He stated that “the Germans had no choice but to load the Jews onto trains and deport them to the East, because they were underdeveloped and a burden to the German economy”¦”