Why does the Iranian President Deny the Holocaust?

In the Obama speech to the Muslim World,  he referenced the Muslim denial of the Holocaust.  Claudia Rosette at Pajamas Media cites a theory suggested by Eli Weisel, a Holocaust Survivor:

…Elie Wiesel – a Nobel laureate and a survivor of the Holocaust in which six million Jews were murdered – offers a theory even more chilling about why Ahmadinejad, while setting the stage for a second Holocaust, finds it so compelling to keep denying that there ever was one. Speaking at a Hudson Institute luncheon in New York on April 30th, Wiesel offered his view that Ahmadinejad is after his own monstrous version of personal glory:

Wiesel said his guess is that Ahmadinejad “wants to enter the history books as the only one who destroyed the Jews.”

Ergo — according to Wiesel’s theory – in Ahmadinejad’s scheme of the universe, there is no room to admit that Hitler already set the bar.

Wiesel went on to warn that there is a chronic tendency to think such things could never happen, to believe that fanatics such as Ahmadnejad, or his patron Ayatollah Khamenei, don’t really mean what they say. Wake up, says Wiesel: Ahmadinejad “is clear. He means it.”

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