Morrocan King Promotes Recognizing Holocaust

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King Muhammed VI of Morocco is working to educate the Muslim world about the Holocaust, a rarely accepted idea in the Islamic world.
    
King Mohammed has said Hitler's campaign to destroy the Jewish people is "one of the most tragic chapters of modern history." 

He began his campaign during a time when Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad made headlines dismissing the Holocaust during his first four-year term.
    
Much of the Muslim world is ignorant about the Holocaust and many Muslims believe it's a myth created by the West to justify Israel's founding. Some disbelieve it outright. 

But others said that it was a European crime and believe it is the reason why Israel exists and the Palestinians are without a state.
    
"The Holocaust happened, but we are facing a similar massacre by the Jews themselves," a community leader named Adnan Hindi said in March. "We lost our land and we were forced to flee."

King Mohammed has supported a Paris-based program designed to tell Muslims about the truth of the Holocaust.

His acknowledgement of the Holocaust further shows the entirely different paths that countries like Iran and Morocco have taken.

Sources:  The Associated Press, Haaretz, Telegraph

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