A powerful Egyptian leader claims that the September 11th terrorist attacks were made in the USA and the Holocaust is a lie, in a recent interview with The Washington Times.
Ahmed Ezz El-Arab, the vice chairman of Egypt's Wafd Party, went on to claim that Anne Frank's memoirs were a fake and that despite evidence; six million Jews were not killed in the Holocaust.
The Holocaust is a lie Mr. Ezz El-Arab said. The Jews under German occupation were 2.4 million. So if they were all exterminated, where does the remaining 3.6 million come from?
Not only does he not believe that amount of Jews were killed, but he also completely denies that Nazis used brutal techniques in their attempt to exterminate Jews from the world.
But gas chambers and skinning them alive and all this? Fanciful stories, he said.
Some of Ezz El-Arab's most interesting comments come in relation to another political leader that doesn't believe in the Holocaust, Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
Despite the very clear connection that the two have with one another, Ezz El-Arab insists that his motives are different than Ahmadinejad's.
He's a hateful character, so whatever he says can be criticized, he said. What he says about the Holocaust is true, but he doesn't say it because it's true. He says it out of hatred to the Israeli state.
Ezz El-Arab's Wafd Party had long been irrelevant on the Egyptian political scene but saw a major rise in power when former President Holani Mubaruk was ousted in February. The party quickly emerged as one of the most powerful parties in Egypt and has since joined in a coalition with another power, The Muslim Brotherhood, to create a more unified Egyptian political group.
It will be interesting to see how the United States government will handle Ezz El-Arab and the Wafd Party should their coalition win in the next elections. Especially considering Ezz El-Arab believes that Osama Bin Laden was an American agent and the 9/11 attacks were a result of a combined United States and Israel attack.
Not surprisingly at all, Ezz El-Arab doesn't have the highest opinion of current President Barack Obama.
Obama is a nice face that has been brought up, the black rabbit taken out of the American hat when it was needed.