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Today Iran is hosting the second day of her Holocaust denial conference in Teheran. The conference is attended by 67 participants from 30 countries around the world including a former Ku Klux Klan leader. This conference is strongly controversial and is criticized from many places. However I believe that one very important aspect was never addressed. Why is there a need for denial of destruction of life?
The holocaust is not the only large human destruction of life that is being denied. The Armenian Genocide conducted by the republic of Turkey, is not completely acknowledged. The Rwandan Genocide which the world viewed from far without any interference for a very long time. And the ongoing armed conflict in Darfur which is not yet formally described as genocide. Is this a new pattern that our world is adopting? Are we trying to avoid taking responsibility?