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Simon Wiesenthal Center: Iranian Calls to Destroy Jewish People Unparalleled Since Nazi Germany

Urge World Powers To Seek Indictment for Incitement to Genocide - A Crime Against Humanity

February 6, 2012

The Simon Wiesenthal Center charged today that recent statements by Iran’s Supreme leader, Ayatollah Khamenei along with a detailed blueprint for the destruction of the Jewish people posted on a website run by the head of the Iranian Parliament's research center, constituted a pre-genocidal crime against humanity, unparalleled since Nazi Germany.

WND, an online news service revealed that the Iranian website Alef has posted a long, detailed plan to wipe out Israel’s infrastructure, annihilate the Jewish State and murder Jews worldwide: http://www.alef.ir/vdcepw8zwjh8ewi.b9bj.html?142262

In his speech last Friday, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei again called Israel "a cancerous tumor" that had to be removed. Now Iranian analyst Alireza Forghani writing on the Alef website (and posted on the official FARS news agency) details a plan for Iran to remove “this corrupting material” to kill all the Jews and annihilate Israel.

“This is the first time since the Nazis' Final Solution that such explicit plans for a genocide against the Jewish people is being promoted,” charged Rabbis Marvin Hier and Abraham Cooper, dean and founder and associate dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, a leading Jewish human rights NGO.

Just last week, the United Nations convened a ceremony on International Holocaust Memorial Day. But what good are moments of silence for the dead, if the world powers — including Russia and China fail to take action to protect the living from a new genocide targeting Jews. A nuclearized Iran, controlled by religious Nazis would not hesitate to mass murder Jews," Wiesenthal Center officials continued. 

"While we applaud President Obama for ratcheting up sanctions against the Mullahtocracy, much more must be done, including an international effort to pursue an indictment against Iranian leaders who are guilty of inciting genocide — which is a crime against humanity,” they concluded.

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