From Worldwide Faith News wfn@igc.org
Date Sat, 17 Dec 2005 19:47:35 -0800

NCC Condemns Ahmadinejad’s Holocaust Statement

December 16, 2005, New York — In unusually strong language, the National Council of Churches USA has condemned Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s call for the obliteration of Israel and his claim that the Holocaust was “a myth.”

“It is no accident that among the first protests of the Iranian president’s statement were those of German leaders, whose parents were witnesses of the horrible reality of the Holocaust,” said the Rev. Dr. Bob Edgar, General Secretary of the NCC. “Anti-Semitism’s most vociferous manifestation is the ‘Big Lie’ now coming from Tehran.” More.