Nothing to see here. Just the newly reformed Iran eager to make peace and usher in a hippie paradise of colorful shirts, gay rights and Holocaust denial.
Back when Ahmadinejad was doing the Holocaust thing, the mainstream media never tired of informing anyone and everyone that he didn’t matter because Iran’s Supreme Leader, the Ayatollah Khamenei was the guy actually calling the shots.
Now that Khamenei decided to swap in a moderate front, the media keeps paying attention to Rouhani while ignoring the Ayatollah behind the curtain.
As world powers praise Iran’s new “moderate” stance of President Hassan Rouhani, Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Khamenei, apparently showed his true colors on Monday, when a Twitter account believed to be run by his office, tweeted support for a noted French anti-Semite and Muslim convert, Roger Garaudy.
In 1996, Garaudy published ‘The Founding Myths of Modern Israel.‘ The book claimed that the Jewish death toll in WWII was far lower than is widely believed, while the Holocaust, itself, as well as many of what he says are the founding notions of Israel, were myths.
Roger Garaudy was a Communist who converted to Islam. And besides being a Holocaust denier, he was also a 9/11 Truther.
Once upon a time Garaudy was a Communist – by his own description, a “Stalinist from head to toe” who, as Le Monde observed in its obituary, “did not hesitate to denounce the alleged lies of those who sought to make known the reality of the Gulag.”
Then he moved on to denouncing Israel and America. And then he died. But the Muslim world still adores him. And Iran’s embrace of Garaudy speaks volumes about how little has changed.