Islam Online, the Islamic news portal associated with global Muslim Brotherhood leader Youssef Qaradawi, has published an article which legitimatize Holocaust denial stating that the figure of six million victims “has been questioned by many European historians and intellectuals.” According to the report:
Pope Benedict XVI bowed on Wednesday, February 4, to Jewish criticism, asserting that bishop Richard Williamson must “unequivocally and publicly” recant his denial of the Holocaust. “Bishop Williamson, in order to be admitted to the Episcopal functions of the Church, must in an absolutely unequivocal and public way distance himself from his positions regarding the Shoah [Holocaust],” the Vatican said in a statement cited by Agence France-Presse (AFP). It stressed that Williamson’s positions on the Holocaust were “absolutely unacceptable and firmly rejected by the Holy Father.” Williamson, 67, denies that the German Nazis used gas chambers to eliminate millions of Jews during World War II. He says only 200,000-300,000 Jews were killed in concentration camps. The Vatican statement said Williamson’s remarks were “not known” to Benedict when he decided to lift the excommunication of the Englishman and three other renegade bishops last month. Williamson has expressed his “sincere regrets” for any “suffering” his remarks have caused the pope, but he did not retract them. According to Encyclopedia Britannica, the Holocaust refers to “systematic state-sponsored killing of Jewish men, women, and children and others by Nazi Germany and its collaborators during World War II.” The commonly used figure for the number of Jewish victims is six million. But the figure has been questioned by many European historians and intellectuals, chiefly French author Roger Garaudy.
Roger Garuady is a well known Holocaust denier and convert to Islam with strong ties to Iran and the Arab world.
As discussed in a previous post, Youssef Qaradawi, has recently called Hitler a “divine punishment” for the Jews and said that the Jews “exaggerated” the Holocaust. Numerous posts have discussed anti-Semitism originating from the global Muslim Brotherhood.