Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Mything Out in Iran

To some people, diplomacy and tact is a lost art.

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Wednesday the Holocaust is a “myth” that Europeans have used to create a Jewish state in the heart of the Islamic world.

“Today, they have created a myth in the name of Holocaust and consider it to be above God, religion and the prophets,” Ahmadinejad told a crowd of thousands in the southeastern city of Zahedan.

Six million Jews were killed in Europe during the Nazi Holocaust of World War II.

Ahmadinejad said it was the Europeans who committed crimes against the Jews and they, the United States or Canada, should give part of their land to the Jews to establish a state.

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“If you (Europeans) committed this big crime, then why should the oppressed Palestinian nation pay the price?” Ahmadinejad asked rhetorically Wednesday. “You (Europeans) have to pay the compensation yourself.

“This is our proposal: give a part of your own land in Europe, the United States, Canada or Alaska to them (Jews) so that the Jews can establish their country,” he said.

Okay, you can take Mr. Ahmadinejad out of the early running for the Nobel Peace Prize.