The left-wing Soros-funded organization Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) attacked Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg for suggesting that some forms of Holocaust denial could be acceptable on Facebook, PJ Media reports.
The SPLC expressed fear that Holocaust denial might hurt American Muslims.
According to a 2014 Anti-Defamation League (ADL) survey,
- 63 percent of people in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) believe that the Holocaust was “a myth or an exaggeration.”
- 65 percent that “Jews are responsible for most of the world’s wars.”
- 74 percent hold anti-Semite views.
- 61 percent of Muslims under age 65 said the Holocaust was a myth or an exaggeration.
Some governments, like Iran’s and Syria’s, have explicitly denied the Holocaust, and The Washington Post‘s Robert Satloff reported that Egypt, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia promote Holocaust denial and protect deniers.
Leaders of the Palestinian terror organization Hamas have even gone so far as to blame Zionists — supporters of the State of Israel — for creating Nazism.
At the same time, after a brief mention of “the resurgence in antisemitism online,” the SPLC went on to lament the plight of American Muslims, PJ Media notes, some of whom are spreading Holocaust denial in an effort to slander the State of Israel.
“Zuckerberg’s refusal to address propaganda as hateful and obvious as Holocaust denial also bodes poorly for other vulnerable communities, such as American Muslims, a community regularly demonized by rhetoric espoused by even the president,” the SPLC warned. “As it stands, anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant propagandists easily clear the low hurdles set up by platforms like Facebook.”
The SPLC argues that Holocaust denial is “the deeply offensive lie that the Holocaust was a fraud concocted by Jews.”
Many Western countries have outlawed Holocaust denial in various ways in 22 countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, and Switzerland.
“In any attack on Holocaust denial, activists should acknowledge the fact that it is most mainstream in the Muslim Middle East, thanks at least in part to anti-Zionist sentiments. For the SPLC to not only omit this fact, but to suggest that Holocaust denial harms Muslims as it harms Jews, is misleading and reckless,” PJ Media states.