The Iranian news agency Fars reports that prominent Holocaust denier Fredrick Toben, head of the Adelaide Institute, has "praised Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for his key role in breaking the taboo on studying the reality of the Jewish holocaust."
Fars quoted Toben as saying in an interview, "I conducted research into the Holocaust before the Iranian president's position-taking, but Ahmadinejad's statement guided me to grasp a correct understanding of this historical lie." He added that Ahmadinejad was also the first high-ranking political figure and president in the world who questioned the Holocaust.
The article stated: "Toben further pointed out that the Iranian president has used a logical method to question the Holocaust, which is Israel's main tool of propaganda, and asked nations to break the taboo and start discussing it like any other historical assumption."
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"Highlighting the importance of Iran's stance on the holocaust, Toben reminded the ban on discussing the issue in the Western communities, and said in the Western society, in which atheism and blasphemy are allowed, the top officials say we are allowed to question everything except for the Jewish Holocaust.
"Under such conditions, 'Iran is seeking to free nations from such wrong beliefs. Iran is seeking to free those who are not aware that they are slaves of the Holocaust.'
"Toben was born in 1944 in Northern Germany, but immigrated with his family to Australia when he was ten.
"He studied at universities in Australia, New Zealand and Germany, and holds a Master's degree in education and a Doctorate in philosophy. He has worked as a teacher in Germany, New Zealand, Rhodesia/Zimbabwe, Nigeria and Australia.
"He founded the Adelaide Institute in 1994. Centered in South Australia's largest city, and funded by donations, it plays a major role in the worldwide struggle against the historical blackout through its website. "
 Fars (Iran), April 6, 2011. The text has been lightly edited for clarity.