Assad joins the Holocaust Denying Party
Syrian leader on U.S. TV: Number of Holocaust victims not important, same thing happening in PalestineMore on our special friend Assad on SoE here, here, and here.
WASHGINTON – Assad joins the Holocaust-denial party: It turns out that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is not the only world leader apparently not wholly familiar with the historical facts of the Holocaust.
In an interview with American public television, Syrian President Bashar Assad said that while a massacre of Jews took place during World War II, the perception in the Middle East is that the number of Holocaust victims was exaggerated.
The Syrian leader added that he did not know whether the killing of Jews was carried out through shootings or the use of gas chambers, noting he is not an expert on the matter.
The killing method or number of victims are not important, Assad argued, adding that what happened in the Holocaust is the "same thing" now happening in Palestine. [There he's in perfect agreement with most Germans; SoE.]
The shocking comments were made during a nighttime interview on a low-rating channel and were not covered by the U.S. media.