Iran to host conference on holocaust
TEHRAN, Iran (Sept. 3) - Iran said Sunday it would sponsor a conference to examine the scientific evidence supporting the Holocaust, dismissing it as exaggerated.
The decision came as U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan raised concerns with Iranian officials over an exhibition of cartoons about the Holocaust in Iran's capital, Tehran.
Arabs and Moslems have long complained that they were unfairly being required to pay for the holocaust by giving land to Israel, but until now they have not so openly questioned official holocaust history.
It is interesting that Iran chose to retaliate against the Mohammed cartoons -- published in Denmark -- by having an exhibition of cartoons about the holocaust.
This conference raises the profile of holocaust revisionism but unfortunately not in a favorable way. Similarly, the pope's seminar about the evolution controversy raises the profile of this controversy but not in a way that is completely favorable for criticisms of evolution, as the seminar appears to be biased against evolution -- at least three of the four principal speakers at the seminar are critics of evolution.
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