The leader of Egypt’s opposition Muslim Brotherhood has joined Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in calling the Nazi Holocaust a “myth”.
Mohammed Mahdi Akef accused the West of attacking anyone who questioned that the Nazis killed some six million Jews.

Mr Akef’s remarks came only weeks after his group won a record 19% of seats in Egypt’s parliamentary elections. Mr Akef said he wanted to expose “false American rule.”

A Nazi watchdog group warned that a “very ugly wave of Holocaust denial is sweeping the Arab world”.