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Monday, May 26, 2008

Iran's Press TV claims Holocaust 'scientifically impossible'

Iran's Press TV, an English-language 'news channel' set up by the Iranian government to offer 'unbiased' reporting and 'in-depth and complete analyses of current affairs,' has an article on its web site that claims that the Holocaust was 'scientifically impossible.' The article was written by Nicolas Kollerstrom, an academic who specializes in astrology and crop circles whose contract was terminated by University College in London last month. I won't link the article so as not to increase their traffic, but I will tell you that I have seen it and that it is dated May 18, which means that it has been on the web site for more than a week.
In the article, titled "The Walls of Auschwitz‚" Kollerstrom argues that "the alleged massacre of Jewish people by gassing during World War II was scientifically impossible."

Kollerstrom's work is also hosted on the Web site of the Committee for Open Debate on the Holocaust‚ which also promotes the works of Holocaust deniers David Irving of England and Ernst Zundel of Germany.

In an article on the site, titled "The Auschwitz 'Gas Chamber' Illusion," Kollerstrom writes that only a million Jews died in the war and that "the only intentional mass extermination program in the concentration camps of World War Two was targeted at Germans."

The article concludes by saying: "The UN has now established its annual Holocaust Remembrance Day on 27 January, as of 2006. On this anniversary, we all need to mull over the faking of history and the Greatest Lie Ever Told. As Perseus gazed at the Medusa only via a mirror, to avoid being petrified, so, too, we need calm reflection and the power of Truth to avoid our collective destruction."
Press TV has ignored all protests against the article.
Gavin Gross, public affairs director at the Zionist Federation of Great Britain and Ireland, who has appeared in debates on the Iranian channel, wrote to Yvonne Ridley at Press TV, saying: "I can understand that Press TV takes a strong line against Israel, but Holocaust denial is another thing entirely. Nicholas Kollerstrom had his research fellowship terminated by University College, yet Press TV has called him a 'distinguished academic' and published his work."

"Iran sponsors both Holocaust denial and Press TV, so this filth should come as no surprise," said Mark Gardner, director of communications at the Community Security Trust, which provides security for British Jews and represents the community to police, government and media on anti-Semitism and security issues.

"Press TV has the façade of a respectable media outlet, but this shows them for what they really are," Gross said.

According to its Web site, Press TV's vision is "embracing and building bridges of cultural understanding; encouraging human beings of different nationalities, races and creeds to identify with one another."

Despite repeated requests, Press TV declined to comment.
Next, Press TV will have some Neturei Karta representatives on to agree with them. Disgusting....


At 10:23 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

The only people who can be subject to defamation, libel, slander and abuse are the Jewish people. I guess if you can deny the Holocaust on the one hand that makes it acceptable to justify the destruction of Israel on the other hand. History has come full circle. Yet, Iran remains a nation in honored standing in the world community. We disregard the Jew hatred emanating from it to our peril.

At 2:32 AM, Blogger Gregory said...

Keep in mind too, that only MUSLIM Iranians hate Israel and Jews. The Persians in the distant past befriended the Jews and Helped them. Amil Imani has good blogs about Jews, and he is an Iranian.


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