(PHILADELPHIA, P.A., 12/13/06) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today condemned a conference in Iran that seeks to deny the Holocaust, the systematic destruction of the Jewish community in Europe by the Nazis during World War II.
In a statement, CAIR said:
“No legitimate cause or agenda can ever be advanced by denying or belittling the immense human suffering caused by the murder of millions of Jews and other minority groups by the Nazi regime and its allies during World War II. Cynical attempts to use Holocaust denial as a political tool in the Middle East conflict will only serve to deepen the level of mistrust and hostility already present in that troubled region.”
In his final sermon, the Prophet stated: “All mankind is from Adam and Eve. An Arab has no superiority over a non-Arab, nor does a non-Arab have any superiority over an Arab. Also, a white (person) has no superiority over a black (person), nor does a black have any superiority over a white – except by piety and good action.” SEE: http://cair.com/Muhammad/
The Washington-based council has in the past condemned an Iranian contest soliciting political cartoons mocking the Holocaust and supported calls for an apology from an Arab-American newspaper that published excerpts from an anti-Semitic tract.
In its past statement supporting an apology from the newspaper, CAIR said “we must challenge those who would fan the flames of anti-Semitism.” CAIR’s statement condemning the Iranian cartoon contest called the Holocaust “one of the lowest moments in human history.”
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