Thursday, November 30, 2006

The Iranian freak-show in December

Author: Sergey Romanov
Iran to host Holocaust conference
Nov 28 6:20 AM US/Eastern
Iran, which disputes that Jews were slaughtered by the Nazis, is to hold a conference next month to allow historians to clarify "hidden angles" of the Holocaust, the foreign ministry has revealed.

The December 11 and 12 international gathering aims to "create opportunities ... for a suitable scientific research so the hidden and unhidden angles of this most important political issue of the 20th century become more transparent," said a statement on the Iranian foreign ministry's website.

Iran's fiercely anti-Israeli regime is supportive of so-called Holocaust revisionists, who maintain that the systematic slaughter by the Nazis of mainland Europe's Jews and other groups during World War II was either invented or exaggerated.

The event is organized by the ministry's Institute for Political and International Studies (IPIS) which has called on researchers and lecturers to take part in the conference.

The gathering, titled "Study of Holocaust: A Global Perspective", has been scheduled to coincide with international Human Rights Day on December 10, it said.

"This conference fully respects the Jewish religion and is away from politicization and propaganda," the statement said.

Topics include "anti-Semitism, Nazism and Zionism: collaboration or animosity; the concept of Holocaust and its roots; views of revisionists; denial or admittance of gas chambers," it added.

"The laws against those who deny Holocaust and killing of the Palestinians," are also to be discussed.

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has prompted international anger by dismissing the Holocaust as a "myth" used to justify the creation of Israel.

In mid-August, Tehran staged an international contest of cartoons on the Holocaust, in response to the publication in Western papers last September of controversial caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed.
A lie upon lie, of course. If the conference will not be politicized, why hold it in Iran in the first place? Iran has nothing whatsoever to do with the Holocaust, except for its Moonbat president denying it. So it's all about politics and propaganda after all, contrary to the foreign ministry's statement.

They try to dress this sham gathering in a cloak of rationality: ahh, but vee are just examining ze issue viz an open mind!

Except, when someone publicly "examines" the evidence for or against flat earth with a so-called "open mind", (s)he automatically implies that the evidence against flat earth is not conclusive.

Same here - there would be no need for so-called "researchers" in Iran to gather this pseudo-conference if they weren't deniers in the first place. Since the evidence for the Holocaust is clear and overwhelming, by the mere act of "public scrutiny" of this issue these people have discredited themselves.

And if you think this is not so, maybe you also think that the Flat Earth Conference has a chance to be rational and respectable too?


Scott Smith said...

I'm not a big fan of Iranian sponsorship for such a conference since they are hardly beacons of free-speech and secular scholarship themselves, and also have a big stake in the Holocaust propaganda war, albeit contrary to the standard story.

But that fact is that with the U.S. government now collaborating in the rendition of Revisionists to Thoughtcrimes countries for prosecution, there may be no other way to hold such scholarly conferences, unless the independent researchers are American citizens who refuse to travel abroad.

Since there cannot be any Scientific Method or scientific historiography on this matter UNLESS the preordained and Kosher conclusions are reached in whatever venue, there really is nothing but medieval methodology and Theology. And that is not the realm for scientists or historiographers.


Anonymous said...

So which of our favorite revisionist scolars are going to turn up there?