Following are excerpts from an interview with Saudi cleric Salman Al-Odeh, which aired on Rotana Khalijiya TV on August 13, 2012.
Salman Al-Odeh: "The Holocaust has an historical basis. Many stories about it are documented and well-founded. The problem lies, first of all, in the exaggeration of the Holocaust. It has been turned into a myth of tremendous proportions."
Interviewer: "A sacred myth..."
Salman Al-Odeh: "That's the other thing. The Holocaust has been made sacred. Talking about it, refuting it, or denying it is sometimes a legal offense for which one can be placed on trial. It has become, in effect, a sacred historical event...
"The late French philosopher Roger Garaudy, who wrote The Founding Myths of Zionism (sic) and some other books, faced trial because of this. Several non-Muslim historians also faced trial.
"In the U.S., a law was enacted in the days of former President Bush Jr., requiring the U.S. to monitor all activities worldwide regarding the Holocaust, and to report [to Congress] on the measures taken against so-called 'anti-Semitic' activity or Holocaust denial. [...]
"The third and most important point is that the Holocaust has become a source for extortion. Through this Holocaust, the Jews began to extort many government worldwide – in Europe and in the U.S. The Jews even began to perpetrate the same thing themselves against the Palestinian people, carrying out a Holocaust in Gaza and the occupied land. They attack children, women, and the elderly under the pretext of the Holocaust that they are trying to substantiate. [...]
"The role of the Jews is to wreak destruction, to wage war, and to practice deception and extortion. [...]
"For thousands of years, the Jews were subject to persecution, deportation, killings, and accusations. Maybe much of this stemmed from their moral values, their treacherous nature, their schemes, and the ploys, which made other nations be wary of them. [...]
"The Jews believe that they have the right to kill anyone who does not adhere to their religion. This is written in the Talmud and some of their holy books.
"It is well-known that the Jews celebrate several holidays, one of which is the Passover, or the Matzos Holiday. I read once about a doctor who was working in a laboratory. This doctor lived with a Jewish family. One day, they said to him: 'We want blood. Get us some human blood.' He was confused. He didn't know what this was all about. Of course, he couldn't betray his work ethics in such a way, but he began inquiring, and he found that they were making matzos with human blood.
"They eat it, believing that this brings them close to their false god, Yahweh. This caused a scandal. The same thing would happen in Damascus. As you may know, Naguib Al-Kilani wrote a book titled Blood for the Matzos of Zion. This is the best story he ever wrote. It discusses what would go on in the Jewish neighborhood of Damascus or elsewhere. They would lure a child in order to sacrifice him in the religious rite that they perform during that holiday." [...]