The Iranian President and the Holocaust Denier
14 February 2012
Two years ago, this blog reported on the growing relationship between French performer Dieudonné Mbala Mbala and Iran. Dieudonné repeatedly plays on antisemitic themes in his writings and performances, has previously worked with the French Holocaust Denier Robert Faurisson, and former Front National leader Jean Marie Le Pen is the godfather of one of his children. In 2009 he announced that Iran was funding his work.
A conference in Iran earlier this month, hosted by President Ahmadinejad, seems to be part of the product of this relationship. Dieudonné was present, as were Faurisson, Aharon Cohen and Yisroel Weiss from the Jewish anti-Zionist sect Naturei Karta (more often seen on anti-Israel demonstrations in the UK), and various other writers and activists from around the world. The conference discussed "Hollywoodism", which seems to be a familiar argument that American cinema is part of a global Zionist conspiracy.
Here is President Ahmadinejad presenting Faurisson with an award:
Naturei Karta members waiting to meet President Ahmadinejad:
Dieudonné and Faurisson share a quiet moment:
As Dieudonné said to Press TV two years ago, "Iran has become a place where anti-Zionists can meet and communicate and develop."