Since they ascribe Israel’s existence to the Holocaust, they believe this denial strips the Jewish State of all legitimacy. “Senior Iranian cleric dismisses Nazi Holocaust as ‘superstition,'” from the Daily Mail, September 5 (thanks to all who sent this in):
A senior Iranian cleric has dismissed the Nazi Holocaust during World War II as a ‘superstition’ created by the West.
Grand Ayatollah Naser Makarem Shirazi – among the highest authorities in Shiite Islam – said in reports released yesterday. ‘The Holocaust is nothing but superstition, but Zionists say that people of the world should be forced to accept this,’ he was quoted as saying by the state news agency IRNA.
He continued. “The truth about the Holocaust is not clear, and when the researchers want to examine whether it is true or the Jews have created it to pose as victims, they jail the researchers,’ said Makarem Shirazi, who is a ‘marja,’ or among the highest authorities in Shiite Islam.
Iran’s hardline President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has repeatedly branded the Holocaust a ‘myth’ in his frequent anti-Israel diatribes drawing international condemnation, but Iran’s prominent clergy have rarely echoed such comments….