Iranian Senior Cleric Calls Holocaust a “Superstition”

Senior Iranian cleric, Grand Ayatollah Nasser Makarem Shirazi, has denounced the Holocaust of Jews as nothing more than a “superstition” of the West. The cleric insists “[t]he Holocaust is nothing but superstition, but Zionists say that people of the world should be forced to accept this.”

Shirazi is a “marja,” one the highest authorities in Shiite Islam. He is also obviously a perfect lunatic. He added “Americans and Westerners are affected by newly appeared superstitions such as the Holocaust . . . The truth about the Holocaust is not clear, and when the researchers want to examine whether it is true or the Jews have created it to pose as victims, they jail the researchers.”

Source: Daily Mail

75 thoughts on “Iranian Senior Cleric Calls Holocaust a “Superstition””

  1. enibob You are right. We’ve heard that statement many times before about races and religions and sexual preferences.

  2. Swathmore mom:

    The pastor said something that made glad I had no liquids in my hand when I read this.

    “Jeffress contended that “we do not hate Muslims” and noted: “I have a very good friend here in Dallas who is a Muslim.”

    That statement is the universal escape clause.

  3. “People don’t burn books simply because they disagree with the message of the books, they burn book because the message of the books is a threat — a serious threat, in fact, not something remote and theoretical. No one goes around burning the books of fringe groups which don’t pose a realistic threat. Burning books, however, doesn’t eliminate whatever threat they might pose. Books are merely the means by which a message is communicated; eliminating them may slow the growth of the message, but it certainly can’t eliminate the message itself.”

  4. Blouise–I tried that station and I heard Maurice Chevalier singing: “Every single breeze seems to whisper ‘Blouise'”

  5. Swarthmore mom,
    Thanks for the link. Robert Jeffress is the latest in a string of enlightened pastors of the First Baptist Church of Dallas. Its most famous was W.A. Criswell, who also served at one time as president of the Southern Baptist Convention. Rev. Criswell was particularly famous for his speech to the South Carolina (where else) Baptist evangelism conference in February of 1956, where he described integration as evil and unbiblical, observing at one point that “…the NAACP has got those East Texans on the run so much that they dare not pronounce the word chigger any longer. It has to be cheegro.” The conference was promptly followed by demands on the Department of Justice that the NAACP be listed as a subversive organization and that its members be banned from public employment.
    Based on history, we can expect Rev. Jeffress’ successors to find a “biblical” justification for religious tolerance sometime around 2060.

  6. Blouise, you’re correct not to ignore it. I sometimes just lack the energy to respond to these people with anything approaching good faith.

  7. Buddha,
    XO from 😳 to :mrgreen:

    You neglected to mention contributing 50% of one’s assets to her Royal Highness … lot of people seem to miss that part.

  8. AY,

    I have it on good authority that if you play that radio station backwards you’ll hear a musical rarity and a bonus: Pat Boone’s cover of Black Sabbath’s “Sabbath Bloody Sabbath” and a really good recipe for red velvet cake.

    True story.

  9. Anonymously Yours

    If I tune to the station, record it and then play it backwards will I hear satanic voices? I want to know.


    If you record it and play it backwards you will hear angelic voices telling you to crown Blouise Queen of the World … honest to god, I swear ……..

  10. “This is loathesome behavior contrary to American values and cannot to be condoned or treated casually.” (rcampbell)


  11. Gyges
    1, September 7, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    I think the biggest insight I ever received into Jonolan’s character was when he called for the re-institution of the Alien and Sedition Acts.


    Holy Crap! Adams was one of my favorite foundings and I have a lot of trouble with his actions on that front. It cost him the election which should tell jonolan something.

  12. Blouise, your smack down brought a smile to my face.

    Jonolan, I urge you to seek professional help. All that hate is not good for the human being.

    Obviously, the Holocaust was a terrible part of the world’s history. I sometimes wonder if the Jews in Israel and their supporters remember it though. The way they are acting towards the Palestinians, it’s like they forgot what happened to their ancestors. 🙁

  13. The haters who villify all Muslims because of the actions of a few radical Arabic extremists seem to not only forget or ignore that there were Muslims killed in the Trade Center attacks, but also that not all Muslims are Arabs. The Muslims in Malaysia and Indonesia are not Arabs, but they are Muslim. It is the same with Afican Muslims. There were no Indonesians and there were no Africans on those planes, but the haters would have you hate them as well simply because they’re Muslim. They want good people to join their hate campaign to deny Muslims of all nationalities a community center and their Constitutional rights. This is loathesome behavior contrary to American values and cannot to be condoned or treated casually.

  14. AY,

    Nah, but I might make fun of you for using Wikipedia (feel free to ignore the implication of my recognizing the formatting). I mean who LOOKS things up? Losers, that’s who.

  15. Gyges,

    You say it like there is something wrong with that….

    There were actually four separate laws making up what is commonly referred to as the “Alien and Sedition Acts”

    1. The Naturalization Act (officially An Act to Establish a Uniform Rule of Naturalization; ch. 54, 1 Stat. 566) extended the duration of residence required for aliens to become citizens to 14 years. Enacted June 18, 1798, with no expiration date, it was repealed in 1802.

    2. The Alien Friends Act (officially An Act Concerning Aliens; ch. 58, 1 Stat. 570) authorized the president to deport any resident alien considered “dangerous to the peace and safety of the United States.” It was activated June 25, 1798, with a two year expiration date.

    3. The Alien Enemies Act (officially An Act Respecting Alien Enemies; ch. 66, 1 Stat. 577) authorized the president to apprehend and deport resident aliens if their home countries were at war with the United States of America. Enacted July 6, 1798, and providing no sunset provision, the act remains intact today as 50 U.S.C. § 21–24. At the time, war was considered likely between the U.S. and France.

    4. The Sedition Act (officially An Act for the Punishment of Certain Crimes against the United States; ch. 74, 1 Stat. 596) made it a crime to publish “false, scandalous, and malicious writing” against the government or its officials. It was enacted July 14, 1798, with an expiration date of March 3, 1801 (the day before Adams’ presidential term was to end).

    The only one is place today is No 3….

    I hope ever so much no one accuse me of driveling at this moment….

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