Muslim Brotherhood leader says Holocaust a myth

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December 22, 2005 22:09

 
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Mohammed Mahdi Akef, leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt's main Islamic opposition group, said Thursday that the Holocaust was a myth and slammed Western governments for criticizing disclaimers of the Jewish genocide. The comments by Akef - made on the heels of his group's strong showing in Egyptian parliament elections - echoed remarks made recently by Iran's ultra-conservative president, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, which sparked international outrage. "Western democracies have slammed all those who don't see eye to eye with the Zionists regarding the myth of the Holocaust," Akef wrote in a weekly article meant as a directive to the group's followers on its official Web site.

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