Ahmadinejad: Holocaust a 'Big Deception'
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 3, 2009 1:02 PM CDT
Female supporters of the Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad attend a campaign meeting in Tehran.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad today again denied the Holocaust and excoriated the concept of liberal democracy, AFP reports. “Liberal democracy has been exposed to the world by its protection of the most criminal regime in the history of humanity, the Zionist regime,” he said in a campaign speech, referencing Israel. That was accomplished, he said, “by using the big deception of the Holocaust.”

“The thoughts and the system of liberal regimes have lowered the benchmarks for human perfection,” Ahmadinejad said. “The liberal regimes cannot solve the simplest of the political issues in the world.” The Iranian president, who hopes to win another term in June 12 elections, suggested looking back. “The only way to replace the liberal thought is to go back to the teachings of the divine prophets.”