"If the Europeans are telling the truth in their claim that they have killed six million Jews in the Holocaust during the World War II - which seems they are right in their claim because they insist on it and arrest and imprison those who oppose it, why the Palestinian nation should pay for the crime. Why have they come to the very heart of the Islamic world and are committing crimes against the dear Palestine using their bombs, rockets, missiles and sanctions.' [...] 'If you have committed the crimes so give a piece of your land somewhere in Europe or America and Canada or Alaska to them to set up their own state there.' [...] Ahmadinejad said some have created a myth on holocaust and hold it even higher than the very belief in religion and prophets [...] The president further said, 'If your civilization consists of aggression, displacing the oppressed nations, suppressing justice-seeking voices and spreading injustice and poverty for the majority of people on the earth, then we say it out loud that we despise your hollow civilization.'"
He is using the word "myth" to describe the post-holocaust era, not in the literal sense, but more to show the way the world has held the evils of the Holocaust in such esteem whereas the situation happening in Palestine is ignored the same urgency.
Exactly, and I remember when RedCLoud gave a similar speech and got the same reaction from the media. He was saying the same thing only about Native Americans (50 million were killed when you include South American and Central America) yet that crime is passed off where as the 6 million Jews figure is known by every American. Americans can not tell you how many French died, how many Russians died, or even how many Americans died, but they all know how many Jews died.
Further more Americans all know the Jewish creation story and the earliest history of Hebrews, yet they dont know about the earliest histories of their (the majority of them) own histories of Europe and Africa. They dont know the creation stories of their ancestral countries or name even one leader, but they all know Moses etc they all know those stories. This is why they know about the Jews in WWII because their heritage is attacted to them not their own families.
Why is one history so favored? Answer: Religion.