In a January 19, 2019 broadcast on Al-Baeenah TV (Iraq), Iraqi MP and former governor of Basra Khalaf Abdelsamad Khalaf asked: "How come the world media still talk about Hitler in a negative way?" He said that Hitler's crimes were not that much worse than Saddam Hussein's. Khalaf said that Hitler didn't have mass graves like Saddam did, and that his only problem had been the Jews. He explained: "This is why the Freemasons created global media that agreed on Hitler being a criminal." He claimed that the media doesn't talk about the crimes of the Baath Party and Saddam Hussein because Saddam was connected to the Freemasons.
Following are excerpts:
Khalaf Abdelsamad Khalaf: How come the world still talks about Hitler in a negative way? I think that Hitler's crimes aren't that much worse than Saddam's crimes. How come the world media does not discuss Saddam's crimes?
We talk about [Saddam's] mass graves. Well, Hitler left no mass graves. He had one single problem – the Jews. This is why the Freemasons created global media that agreed on Hitler being a criminal. To this day, Nazi discourse is forbidden. You cannot publish Nazi books. A few days ago, two parents who named their son Hitler and brandished Nazi signs were sentenced to six years in prison. How come nobody talks about the crimes of the Baath Party and Saddam in Iraq? I believe that the reason is that Saddam was connected to the Freemasons.