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The Theory and Practice of Islamic Terrorism

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Holocaust Denial Undermines Islam

  • Shaykh Hamza Yusuf

Abstract

In recent years Nazi apologists and anti-Semites have deliberately and cruelly manufactured a new myth—that of Holocaust denial. These people argue that during World War II the Germans had no policy of extermination; that Jews invented the Holocaust to gain world sympathy for Zionism and to wrest enormous indemnity payments from innocent Germans. Holocaust denial, which flies in the face of all documentary evidence, including the testimony of eyewitness survivors, perpetrators, and bystanders, demonstrates anew the willingness of anti-Semites to embrace and propagate the most grotesque beliefs about Jews. This myth now circulates widely in the Arab/ Muslim media, including mainstream publications.