From The New York Times:
Holocaust deniers and skeptics from around the world gathered at a government-sponsored conference here today to discuss their theories about whether six million Jews were indeed killed by the Nazis during World War II and whether gas chambers existed.
In a speech opening the two-day conference, Rasoul Mousavi, head of the Iranian Foreign Ministry’s Institute for Political and International Studies, which organized the event, said it was an opportunity for scholars to discuss the subject “away from Western taboos and the restriction imposed on them in Europe.”
The foreign ministry had said that 67 foreign researchers from 30 countries were scheduled to take part. Among those speaking today are David Duke, the American white-supremacist politician and former Ku Klux Klan leader, and Georges Thiel, a French writer who has been prosecuted in France over his denials of the Holocaust.
Charming. No doubt David Duke will place this on his CV under “Invited Presentations.”
Let me encourage you to follow this link to the Simon Wiesenthal Center. There you will find an e-mail to incoming UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon urging him to condemn the conference. I’m not optimistic that he will do so, but I urge you to sign you rname to the e-mail nonetheless.