The Supreme Leader of Iran, Ayotollah Ali Khamenei, published a short video disputing the authenticity of the holocaust.
The three-minute video is entitled “Are the Dark Ages Over?“was published on his official website on Holocaust Memorial Day
The video features background images of the Auschwitz concentration camp, (where more than a million people are believed to have been exterminated by the Nazi regime) and images of prominent Holocaust deniers, including British historian David Irving.
The Independent reports:
The hardline leader of Iran, Ayotollah Ali Khamenei, speaking during the video clip said: “No one in European countries dares to speak about the holocaust while it is not clear whether the core of this matter is reality or not… Even if it is a reality, it is not clear how it happened.”
He continued: “Speaking about Holocaust and expressing doubts about it is considered to be a great sin. If someone does this, they stop, arrest, imprison and sue him. This is while they claim to be the supporters of freedom.”
While other nations commemorated the millions sent to their deaths in concentration camps across Europe at the hands of Adolf Hitler’s regime, the Iranian leader’s website promoted the video with a banner across its homepage with a montage of images – one including the former leader of the Third Reich.
The Iranian leader concludes in the video clip: “This is the ignorance that exists in today’s world. We should be awake. You dear brother, dear people of Iran, Muslims in the great Islamic Ummah and officials in different countries, should know that we can stand up against the ignorance.