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ElBaradei's 'Holocaust' comment draws fire from Islamists

Muslim Brotherhood website makes light of Mohamed ElBaradei's assertion to German magazine that Islamist members of Egypt's Constituent Assembly include those 'who deny Holocaust'

Ekram Ibrahim, Tuesday 27 Nov 2012
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"Another who denies the Holocaust." The phrase, spoken by Constitution Party head Mohamed ElBaradei in an interview with Germany's Der Spiegel magazine on Monday has been seized upon by the Muslim Brotherhood's official website (ikhwanonline) and other websites.

The phrase came in response to the interviewer's question: "Almost all of the liberal and Christian members of Egypt's Constituent Assembly [tasked with drafting a new constitution] have withdrawn. Why is that?"

ElBaradei replied that many feared that Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood might draft a heavily Islamist-leaning constitution, so most liberal and Christian assembly members had withdrawn. Those to remain, said ElBaradei, "include one who wants to ban music...another who denies the Holocaust and another who openly condemns democracy."

News quickly spread on social media that remaining assembly members deny the Holocaust. Many on social media mocked ElBaradei's statement, asking if one's take on the Holocaust was what differentiated 'liberals,' 'leftists' and 'secularists' from 'Islamists.'

One Facebook page appeared with the name "You are a holocaust guy," which feature interesting reactions to ElBaradei's statements, such as: "My heart feels pain for the Holocaust, yet the constitution has a cold heart towards me," "the Holocaust is against God's rule," and, "If you're asking who we are, we're the Holocaust guys."

ElBaradei's statements often come in for criticism by his detractors, which have included the ousted Mubarak regime, the Muslim Brotherhoods and Salafist groups. 

In the interview, ElBaradei warned that President Mohamed Morsi's controversial constitutional decree, issued Thursday night, would turn Egypt into a "new dictatorship." ElBaradei is expected to attend a planned Tuesday rally against Morsi's decree organised by Egyptian opposition groups.

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asur
28-11-2012 02:27pm
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ElBaradei's 'Holocaust' comment
ElBaradei is a contaminant with no affinity to current events in Egypt. His subservience to the west becomes apparent when he spews what he is conditioned with, promoting the Holocaust Industry.
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Nora
28-11-2012 08:25am
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We do not deny the Holocaust
Egyptians do not deny the Holocaust, or dislike Judaism, but rather object to Zionism, killing and stealing land from Palestinians. El-baradie has never dared to question Isreal’s arsenal of WMD. I amazed by El-baradie ability to unite with Mubarak’s cronies. The regime that has disseminated pictures of his daughter. I had hoped that he would run for the presidential election, for self actualization. He doesn't have a good well toward Egypt
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Sharif Shehata
28-11-2012 02:14am
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Freedom, Justice and Democracy.
Mr Mohamed El-Baradei stop trying to cause Trouble where is none and stop acting like an idiot. No one can ban music and no one wants to demolish Pyramids. Egypt's Muslim brotherhood are professional and they are understand our environment. Maybe Mr President Mohamed Morsi's controversial constitutional decree is too much for Egyptians. This is only misleading will get Egypt and Egyptians into Trouble. Egypt economy and society will be suffering as we hear The EU Official might cut EU aid to Egypt. US President Obama under pressure as Egyptians protest in US Cities. I believe Egyptian society will never be the same. We are hurting and killing each other and all the political parties Leaders make it so bad and difficult. They are in own office or they are at home. They are leaving the youth to fight for them. Mr Mohamed El Baradei will be a good job if you spend some of your money in Aswan Hospital needs to upgrade and schools. My advice to All Mubarak Regime spend your mone
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Hector M.
28-11-2012 12:19am
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ElBaradei is jealous of Morsi's great achievements
ElBaradei is a failure every way. He failed in the UN, he failed in IAEA, and deprived Muslim countries from getting nuclear energy, and nuclear technology. He failed in politics, and could not muster any political standings. He is complete bonafide failure. Now he is trying to make Egyptian democracy a failure. ElBaradei should be sent to mental institution where here belongs. It is my assesment that he has ran out of money and is flat broke. To earn his expenses he is allied with another bone head traitor Sabbahi, Sabbahi has agreed to finance ElBaradei's levish expenses so he collected some hoodlums on his side to demonstrate. He will fail again and will end up in jail.
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Ahmed
27-11-2012 04:21pm
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Selling out your country.
Bring this topic in German news, was clear a sell out for his country. The line between politics and prostitution has been crossed. You have to be living under s rock not label today's demonstration as flouls inc.
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awadh
28-11-2012 08:06am
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Puppet baradei
al baradei a US/ZIONIST puppet
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