Controversies Surrounding Mahmoud Ahmadinejad - Denial of The Holocaust

Denial of The Holocaust

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has issued a number of statements claiming The Holocaust as is commonly accepted is "a myth", and "a lie" His words have been publicly repudiated by world leaders from many countries including the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, and others, including Iranian academics and expatriates.

In a speech given at the Columbia University on Sep, 24, 2007, Ahmadinejad stated that he did not deny the Holocaust, but didn't see what was wrong with asking questions about it.

In September 2009, in response to the international outrage, Ahmadinejad was reported to say that the angering of "professional man-slayers is a source of pride for us and will not stand in our way."

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