Talk about speaking from both sides of your mouth, Iran’s Foreign Minister, Manouchehr Mottaki in Oslo shows that he has clearly developed the art. After holding meetings with his Norwegian counterpart, Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre, Mottaki declared that “Iran wants live in peace with everyone and has nothing against Jews, Christians or Muslims”.
What a smooth talker. Perhaps Mottaki believes that the internet contains some sort of “black hole” which methodically sucks up the public record on everything that has been written about the Iranian leadership’s latent anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial. Wrong.
Mottaki dissembles further :
“He claimed no one has dismissed what happened during World War II, adding that it was definitely criminal. He noted that Iran itself has a Jewish population. Iran questions, however, why 5 million Palestinians must pay for such criminal acts.”
I guarantee that if Mottaki had stated that the murdering of six million Jews by the German National Socialist Party (Nazis) during WWII was criminal, the headlines around the world would have enthusiastically reported it. Here once again Mottaki chooses his words carefully to appear that he is alluding to the six million Jews murdered when he is not. Deceptively he alludes to Iran’s Jewish population which, as a minority and living within an Islamic society, it knows the rules of the game.
The accusation that the Holocaust of Europe’s Jews during the Second World War was solely an exclusive European event, is dangerously misleading as it is disingenuous. The Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Muhammed Amin al-Husseini (relative of Yasser Arafat) had a close working relationship with the Nazi Third Reich, as transcripts from the Nuremburg War Crimes Commision attests:
In 1940, al-Husseini requested the Axis powers to acknowledge the Arab right: to settle the question of Jewish elements in Palestine and other Arab countries in accordance with the national and racial interests of the Arabs and along the lines similar to those used to solve the Jewish question in Germany and Italy.
While in Baghdad, Syria al-Husseini aided the pro-Nazi revolt of 1941. He then spent the rest of World War II as Hitler’s special guest in Berlin, advocating the extermination of Jews in radio broadcasts back to the Middle East and recruiting Balkan Muslims for infamous SS “mountain divisions” that tried to wipe out Jewish communities throughout the region.
At the Nuremberg Trials, Eichmann’s deputy Dieter Wisliceny (subsequently executed as a war criminal) testified: The Mufti was one of the initiators of the systematic extermination of European Jewry and had been a collaborator and adviser of Eichmann and Himmler in the execution of this plan. … He was one of Eichmann’s best friends and had constantly incited him to accelerate the extermination measures. I heard him say, accompanied by Eichmann, he had visited incognito the gas chamber of Auschwitz.
What doesn’t help are the voices here in Europe and abroad that shill for the Islamists, helping further to obfuscate the truth that is already in the public record. Thankfully we can still count on a number of brilliant voices to ask the right questions and demand factual repsonses. I would love to see the Iranian FM field questions from perhaps someone such as Bret Stephens, there wouldn’t be any “forked tongue” dissembling that woulnd’t go unnoticed in that interview, I assure you. *L* KGS
Note: More on Stephens here.