Leading American Muslim Leader to Challenge Ahmadinejad's Denial of the Nazi Holocaust
During a September 19th, 2007 meeting with SWC Associate Dean, Rabbi Cooper (R) at a Southern California Mosque, Dr. Muzammil H. Siddiqi, Religious Director of the Islamic Society of Orange County (L) said that he would challenge Iran's President's denial of the Nazi Holocaust. "I received an invitation to break the Ramadan Fast next week in New York with Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad during his UN General Assembly visit. While I cannot personally attend, I have instructed my representative to ask the President: "What is your purpose in questioning the Holocaust?"
"I expressed our gratitude to Dr. Siddiqi for challenging Ahmadinejad's campaign of Holocaust Denial," said Rabbi Cooper, adding, "It is important for religious leaders to speak out against extremism especially during these days which coincide with the Ramadan and the Jewish High Holy Days."Also at the meeting, (center) was longtime community activist Mohammed Khan, International Director, Committee to Restore Imam Bukhari's Legacy.