Holocaust Memorial Day 2015: Why denial of Jewish genocide thrives in the Arab world

To deny the Holocaust in the Western world is to be a crank, a crackpot, a crazed conspiracy theorist. In some countries, it’ll make you a criminal.

But across the Middle East, denying the incontrovertible events of the Holocaust in which 6 million Jews, as well as left-wing intellectuals and the disabled were murdered by the Nazis is the official line. In fact, you’re in the minority if you don’t.