Iran’s Khamenei praises French Holocaust-denier

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei tweeted his support for Roger Garaudy, a French philosopher who denies the Holocaust in his book Les Mythes Fondateurs de la Politique Israélienne (The Founding Myths of Modern Israel).

In 1998, after a trial, France banned the book. Following the French ban, Iran and the Muslim world began supporting him, and the Arabic version of the book became popular.

Khamenei begins his thread: “In his book, #RogerGaraudy, the French philosopher, expressed doubts about the number of #Holocaust victims. The French govt not only banned his book, but also brought Garaudy to trial. These are the claimants of advocating #FreedomOfSpeech.”

Attached to the first tweet is a picture of Garaudy, which says: “Anniversary of Roger Garaudy’s conviction at a court in Paris for questioning the Holocaust.”

source: Jerusalem Post