Fathi Shihab-Eddim, a key figure in Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi’s government, claimed that the Holocaust was a hoax cooked up by US intelligence and the 6 million Jews killed by the Nazis “simply moved to America,” Fox News reported Tuesday. He said “US intelligence agencies in cooperation with their counterparts in allied nations during World War II created it [the Holocaust] to destroy the image of their opponents in Germany, and 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.”
DEBKAfile: This denial of the Holocaust in line with Iranian President Ahmadinejad by the Egyptian official responsible for appointing the editors to state-run Egyptian papers is especially troubling to Israel since the rise of an Islamist regime in Cairo.