February 29, 2008.
Translation by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), an
independent, non-profit organization that translates and analyzes the media of
the Middle East.
Following are excerpts from a speech delivered by Dr. Walid Al-Rashudi, head
of the Department of Islamic Studies at King Saud University, Saudi Arabia,
which aired on Al-Aqsa TV on February 29, 2008.
“One of the important things that we must tell people is that what is going on
in Palestine today is a real holocaust. This is the real holocaust.
A holocaust is not the burning of 50-60 Jews in Germany or Switzerland, but
the Jews continue to call it the Holocaust.
In case you don’t know, let me tell you that more than 90% of the
Muslims in the world do not know that the Jews receive reparations from
Germany and Switzerland for the so-called Holocaust affair. We believe that
there was indeed a holocaust, but how many died? 50-60 people? Afterwards,
they used it to blackmail these two countries.
So what are we supposed to say in the face of the Gaza holocaust? What
compensation will satisfy us? By Allah, we will not be satisfied even if all the
Jews are killed.”