A top aide to Egyptian President Morsi’s administration says that the U.S. made up the Holocaust in order to destroy Germany’s public image during World War II. So what happened to all of those 6 million Jews who were killed by the Nazis? Well, Fathi Shihab-Eddim, a senior aide to President Morsi who appoints editors at state-run newspapers, gave his reply: They moved to the United States.
In a Fox News report, Fathi states that the Holocaust is nothing but a myth by U.S. intelligence. He also said:
U.S. intelligence agencies in cooperation with their counterparts in allied nations during World War II created it to destroy the image of their opponents in Germany, and to justify war and massive destruction against military and civilian facilities of the Axis powers, and especially to hit Hiroshima and Nagasaki with the atomic bomb.
The statement was released just as the world marked Holocaust Remembrance Day on January 27 and as the US continues their efforts in maintaining a relationship with the Arab nation.
Israel Director of the Simon Wiesenthal Center Efraim Zuroff responded to Shihab-Eddim’s remarks sayinng, “The sad truth is that these views are relatively common in the Arab world and are the result of ignorance on one hand and of government-sponsored Holocaust denial on the other hand.”
It seems that Anti-Semitic and Holocaust remarks appear to be part of Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood regime.These statements continue to increase in Egypt as Morsi faces opposition to his strict legislation.
This is not the first time that a top Egyptian aide made outrageous claims about the Holocaust. President Morsi gave similar views in 2010 stating that Jews are “the descendants of apes and pigs,” even though Morsi said this was a misinterpretation. Another remark was made back in July 2011 during an interview with the Washington Times when vice chairman of the Wafd Party Ezz El-Arab called the Holocaust a lie and Anne Frank’s account of her experience as a fake.