“If the Jews as servants of Satan continue to destroy the world they will be annihilated like the Indians and the negroes in Australia. Just like the extermination of the Indians would the extermination of the Jews be the act of God and not a crime as such.”
Is this a quote from Adolf Hitler’s notorious book Mein Kampf (My Struggle) or from his equally notorious Nazi Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels? No, it is not. This was said by a German neo-Nazi named Horst Mahler at his trial in Berlin in 2004. Mahler, a former Marxist terrorist, joined the neo-Nazi National Democratic Party (NPD) in 2000, but left the party three years later. He is one of the most outspoken neo-Nazis and Holocaust deniers in Germany.
For some reason, the Iranian regime in Tehran very much likes Mahler and his ilk. They planned to invite him to address an “International Conference to Review the Global Vision of the Holocaust” to be held in Tehran in 2006. “Review” here is just another term used by anti-Semites to refer to Holocaust denial. This highly controversial conference was addressed by Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, a fanatical Holocaust denier himself who likes to build bridges between radical Muslims (Islamists) and neo-Nazis. But the German authorities successfully prevented Mahler from traveling to Tehran in 2006 by temporarily confiscating his passport. A very wise decision indeed.
On December 25, 2005, the Internet version of the Tehran Times quoted Mahler as follows: “Ahmadinejad has been very helpful. The Holocaust never happened. It is the biggest lie in history.”
In the summer of 2006, the German neo-Nazi monthly Nation & Europa, hailed Ahmadinejad as “a moral authority” and “a defender of the Germans against guilt servitude.” The same issue showed a front page color picture of a smiling Ahmadinejad, and below that picture the following text was printed: “Thank you, Mr. President” (“Danke, Herr Präsident”). Nation & Europa often echoes NPD views. In May 2006, the NPD’s federal board wished Ahmadinejad “much success in his defense of his country’s sovereignty.”