Sunday, October 31, 2010

A Letter to the Iranian Ambassador to Ireland

Embassy of Iran, Ireland
72 Mount Merrion Ave.,
Blackrock Co.
Dublin, Ireland

Phone: +353-1-2885881

30 October 2010

Esteemed Ambassador;

On November 18th and 19th the "International Conference on Anti-Semitism and Holocaust Denial" will be held in Dublin, organized by the Holocaust Educational Trust of Ireland.

One of the key speakers at the Conference will be Prof Meir Litvak, Center for Iranian Studies, Tel Aviv University. His speech is titled, "Antisemitism in Iran and Holocaust denial." Litvak is known for, among other things, his 2003 claim that, "a short war with and the quick removal of Saddam Hussein could greatly improve the peace process."

I am a Revisionist and Founder of Committee for Open Debate on the Holocaust (CODOH). I spoke at the 2006 Iranian “International Conference to Review the Global Vision of the Holocaust” where I focused on the “Irrational Vocabulary of the American Professorial Class with Regard to the Holocaust Question.”

I have asked permission to attend the HETI Conference and perhaps deliver a short paper on comparing the Iranian and the Israeli attitudes toward the matter of intellectual freedom and a free exchange of ideas regarding the Holocaust question. Unfortunately, the Conference organizers do not want to associate itself with any question that might possibly place Iran in a better light than Israel on this specific issue.

I would hope to encourage the Iranian Mission to consider taking an interest in this matter, which certainly will focus a light on Iran that will not be focused on Israel or any of the dozen European nations which presently prosecute and imprison men and women for saying what I said openly and freely in Tehran four years ago.

My request to attend the HETI Conference can be seen at:
The text of the talk I gave at Tehran is here:

Respectfully yours,

Bradley Smith, Founder
Committee for Open Debate on the Holocaust (CODOH)
PO Box 439016
San Ysidro, California
Telephone: 209 682 5327

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