While in the Hungarian capital to attend the Budapest Conference on Democracy and Human Rights organized by the Tom Lantos Institute this week, one of the leaders of Egypt’s second-largest political party, Ahmed Ezz El-Arab, a vice chairman of Egypt’s Wafd Party, said in an exclusive interview with The Washington Times that the Holocaust is a lie, Anne Frank’s diary is a fake and that 9/11 was the work of the CIA, the Mossad and the military-industrial complex. That the Holocaust never occurred would have come as a surprise to the late Democratic congressman from California and Holocaust survivor for whom the Institute holding the conference was named.
Those who are excited by the notion of an Egyptian “democracy,” might want to read more of The Washington Times interview:
“ ‘For four years, in alliance, we can build a constitution based on certain principles that guarantee human rights, citizenship, no religious trend whatsoever,’ Mr. Ezz El-Arab said. ‘Once this is established, everybody can go to the ballot box and try his luck.’ “
And “everybody” whose “human rights” will be “guaranteed” would include Copts and Jews— right, Mr. Ezz El-Arab?