Allen, die Hizbollah, Hamas, Ahmadinejad etc. für würdig erachten, die „Sache der Araber/Palästinenser/Muslime/Anti-Imps/ etc. zu vertreten, sei die Lektüre dieses bestürzenden Artikels des wunderbaren Robert Fisk empfohlen. Ein Vorgeschmack:
There is no doubt that Israel’s use of the Holocaust to suppress any legitimate criticism of Israel’s current brutality towards the Palestinians has much to do with this. Holocaust denial is anti-Semitic, but the facile slander of anti-Semitism against anyone who condemns Israel’s outrageous behaviour towards its neighbours long ago provoked a deep sense of cynicism among Arabs towards the facts of 20th century Jewish history in Europe. The insistence of Palestinian academics such as Edward Said that the Jewish Holocaust should not be denied – on the basis that a denial of one people’s suffering automatically negated another people’s suffering (the Palestinians, albeit on a far smaller scale) – has received little understanding in the Muslim world. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s ravings about the Holocaust have only encouraged the habit of „denialism“.