(JNS.org) “The myth of the Holocaust is an industry that America invented,” said Fathi Shihab-Eddim, a senior figure close to Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi responsible for appointing the editors of all state-run newspapers, Israel Hayom reported.
“U.S. intelligence agencies in cooperation with their counterparts in allied nations during World War II created [the Holocaust] to destroy the image of their opponents in Germany, to justify war and massive destruction against military and civilian facilities of the Axis powers, and especially to hit Hiroshima and Nagasaki with the atomic bomb,” Shihab-Eddim said.
His remarks came Sunday as the world marked International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
Shihab-Eddim said he believes the 6 million Jews killed in the Holocaust were not murdered by the Nazis, but were actually moved to the U.S. in an operation carried out by American intelligence. He said all of the reports about the numbers of Jews killed are lies intended to damage Germany’s image during World War II and to allow the U.S. to split Germany with the former Soviet Union.
Efraim Zuroff, Israel director of the Wiesenthal Center, whose mission is to defend against anti-Semitism and teach the lessons of the Holocaust to future generations, told FoxNews.com that the statements by a top Morsi aide should give other nations pause in evaluating their relationships with the new government in Cairo.
“Government-sponsored Holocaust denial is the most dangerous... as opposed to attempts by individuals to convince people that the Holocaust did not take place,” Zuroff said. “When it comes with a strict Islamic interpretation and one which is basically anti-Semitic, then it becomes much more dangerous.”