The Holocaust didn’t happen?
Recently I received a forwarded email (oh how I love those) which claimed that teaching of the Holocaust has been banned in UK schools.
So most of this stuff gets put straight into the junk folder and the person who forwarded gets a virtual slap for believing everything they read on the internet.
But it seems that this email has been round the houses quite a bit according to the BBC.
The MCB has in the past and as far as I know currently still do refuse to attend Holocaust memorial days, not as a sign of denial, but of a desire to include all other acts of genocide within this one memorial day. Whether it should be renamed to Genocide Memorial day or something I’ll leave to the politicians.
But actual denial of the Holocaust is a bit of a silly thing to do. Even if people claim that it is a ‘Jewish/Zionist/Christian’ conspiracy, I find it hard to believe that it didn’t happen because of the huge amount of evidence. And by denying it we are simply saying that most of the world’s population have been duped and I give them a little more credit than that.
On top of this Shaykh Hamza Yusuf presents a more lucid viewpoint, which clarifies what I think should be the normal Muslim’s position on this (hat tip to Hahmed). Basically it translates as ‘if enough people say something happened, then it happened, why waste time coming up with conspiracy theories.’