In a January 15 address on the Egyptian ON TV channel, TV host Gaber Al-Karmoty complained that the Holocaust was "off limits," while drawing cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad was not. "I'm talking about what people call the Nazi Holocaust, for which they are still sucking the blood of the Germans. Who? The Jews!" said Al-Karmoty.
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Gaber Al-Karmoty: According to the principles of free speech, the Holocaust is off limits. Have you heard about the Holocaust of Germany and the Jews? I'm talking about what people call the Nazi Holocaust, for which they are still sucking the blood of the Germans. Who? The Jews! Israel goes on and on about this every year. They weep and cry about the Holocaust, the blood, and the pain, and they cry: We were tormented, we want reparations, whatever... But when along came a French intellectual like Roger Garaudy, and said: "The Holocaust was just a show. It doesn't make sense"... What did they do to the man Garaudy? They humiliated him.
Garaudy published the book The Founding Myths of Modern Israel. Consequently, he was tried in France for doubting the Holocaust of the Jews. God Almighty! There is no god but Allah! Doesn't this fall under freedom of thought? He believed that the Jewish Holocaust was nothing but a show. A film. After all, you allowed people to curse the Prophet Muhammad. Did anyone do anything about these people? No. Did anyone tell them they were doing something wrong? No. They depicted our Prophet Muhammad as a terrorist, God have mercy. Nobody asked them: "What do you think you are doing?" Did they send the cartoonist to prison? No, they said this is freedom of speech.