Remember Khaled Mahameed
, the lawyer who opened the Arab Institute for Holocaust Education and Research in Nazareth? (He also honored bloggie with a visit
Mr. Mahameed has been refused entry to Iran to speak at a conference on the Holocaust.
I guess he doesn't have enough hatred to satisfy the mullahs, unlike, say, Lady Michele Renouf, Australian-born model and socialite, who is on her way to Tehran.
An outspoken Palestinian lawyer was hoping to challenge Holocaust deniers during a provocative conference that opens in Iran today. The international gathering will question whether six million Jews were actually slaughtered by the Nazis in the Second World War.
But yesterday Khaled Kasab Mahameed learnt from the Iranian Foreign Ministry — which had invited him to speak — that he would not receive a visa. No reason was given.
Mr Mahameed suspects that it was because he has an Israeli passport. It may also have been because he has made clear what he intended to say.
Kudos to him for trying.