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In this place of horror

The European Jewish Press reports that a Muslim cultural institute in Germany, the Zentralinstitut Islam-Archiv-Deutschland, has dared Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to visit the Auschwitz concentration camp.  

"In this place of horror he can again deny the Holocaust, if he has the courage," a spokesman for the institute told the German Catholic press agency KNA.  “By denying the Holocaust,” he also said,  

“Ahmadinejad not only denigrated the Jewish victims of the genocide but also the 200,000 Roms and Arabs murdered in the "gypsy camp" of Auschwitz-Birkenau and other camps.”

Repeating Nazi anti-Semitism, he added, was harmful to the image of Islam and "a disgrace for all the world’s Muslims." 

The Berlin-based institute—aimed to preserving the community’s archives since the 18th century and fostering relations between Muslims and other religions—is the oldest Muslim body in Germany, having been founded in 1927.

[Via Gene]

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