Everybody’s jumping on the Holocaust denial bandwagon in the Islamic world. From AP, with thanks to all who sent this in:
CAIRO, Egypt – The leader of Egypt’s main Islamic opposition group said the Holocaust was a “myth,” and he slammed Western governments for criticizing disclaimers of the Jewish genocide.
The comments by Muslim Brotherhood chief Mohammed Mahdi Akef – made on the heels of his group’s strong showing in Egyptian parliamentary elections – echoed remarks made recently by Iran’s hard-line president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, which sparked international outrage.
“Western democracies have slammed all those who don’t see eye to eye with the Zionists regarding the myth of the Holocaust,” Akef wrote in a weekly article meant as a directive to the group’s followers on its official Web site….
It was not clear why Akef made the remarks, but his article was full of criticism of Western democracy, which he said “was drawn up by the sons of Zion.”…
Following the elections, Akef promised that Brotherhood parliamentarians would represent all Egyptians – Muslims, Coptic Christians, men and women – in an attempt to calm widespread fear of the group among Christians, women and secularists.
But in his Thursday article, Akef said the group will press to implement “the correct teachings of Islam.”
“You Brothers, you are the guardians of Shariah. Your main concern should be the heritage of Shariah, which you uphold,” he wrote.