Don't know much about history--Egyptian officials

Fox News:
A key figure in Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi's government called the Holocaust a hoax cooked up by U.S. intelligence operatives and claimed the 6 million Jews who were killed by Nazis simply moved to the U.S.

The outrageous claims, by Fathi Shihab-Eddim, a senior figure close to President Morsi who is now responsible for appointing the editors of all state-run Egyptian newspapers, came as the world marked Holocaust Remembrance Day on Jan. 27, and also as the U.S. continues to assess its relationship with the increasingly radical Arab state.

“The myth of the Holocaust is an industry that America invented,” Shihab-Eddim said, leaving no room for doubt that the Egyptian government -- like Iran's -- has at the very least significant elements that deny humanity’s greatest crime of all.

“U.S. intelligence agencies in cooperation with their counterparts in allied nations during World War II created it [the Holocaust] to destroy the image of their opponents in Germany, and to justify war and massive destruction against military and civilian facilities of the Axis powers, and especially to hit Hiroshima and Nagasaki with the atomic bomb,” Shihab-Eddim said.

The ludicrous claims were especially worrisome to Israeli experts who have been watching since the Muslim Brotherhood Morsi administration took over the Egyptian government in elections last summer, following the ouster of Hosni Mubarak, who maintained good relations with Israel. Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center in New York, said Shihab-Eddin's comments were as troubling as they were ridiculous.
It takes profound bigotry and ignorance to make such claims.  Any reading of the military history of the war reveals how allied armies found the concentration camps as they liberated areas from Nazi rule.  Generals like Eisenhower and Patton toured the camps.  Eisenhower made German citizens help clean up some of them and bury the dead so that they could not deny their existence.  It is too bad there were no members of the Muslim Brotherhood around to share that task.   If you ever read the Rise and Fall of the Third Reich by William Shirer, you would not only see his description of the camps, but also gruesome pictures of them and their victims including special lamp shades the Nazis made from Jews with tattoos   They also harvested hair to be used in the production of various items.

Morsi should be challenged about what has to be willful ignorance supported by his ethnic hatred of Jews and his religious bigotry.


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