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GOP Congressional Candidate: 'Holocaust Never Happened'

A Republican congressional candidate in upcoming Illinois primary denies the Holocaust, calling it “the blackest lie in history.”
By Rachel Hirshfeld
First Publish: 3/2/2012, 12:37 PM

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A Republican congressional candidate in the upcoming Illinois primary blatantly denies the Holocaust, calling it “the blackest lie in history.”

Arthur Jones, 64, who hopes to be the Republican nominee against Democratic Congressman Dan Lipinski in the Illinois’ 3rd Congressional District, claimed that the “Holocaust never happened” and said that, “As far as [he is] concerned, the Holocaust is nothing more than an international extortion racket by the Jews.”

While Jones claims that “Philosophically, [he is] a National Socialist,” he says that “[o]fficially” he does not “belong to any party except [his] own, the America First Committee.”

However, his claims seem lack validity, as he has held past membership in the Nationalist Socialist Party, took part in Nazi marches on Chicago’s Marquette Park in 1978, and has been known to organize “family-friendly, neo-Nazi events around Adolf Hitler’s birthday,” the Oak Lawn Patch reported. 

Jones alleged that, “Millions of dollars are being made by Jews telling this tale of woe and misfortune in books, movies, plays and TV. The more survivors, the more lies that are told."

The Republican Congressional nominee hopes to counter Lipinsky’s affiliation with the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).

Jones has also lashed out against the leading Republican presidential nominees for their support from Israel. “These war-mongering fools in congress like Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney—we can’t let Iran have one nuclear weapon but we let Israel have all the nuclear weapons they want. This is ridiculous,” he stated.

Jones’ official website alleges that an “Israeli tank fired away at this statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary on top of the Catholic Church in Bethlehem hitting her 69 times and in the process mutilating her face and severing her hands.”

“This deliberate terrorist attack on a Christian Church symbolizes the extreme hatred of anti-Christ Israel for Jesus Christ and His Blessed Mother,” he asserts. “This is UNACCEPTABLE.  This cannot go on, but it is going on -- subsidized by U.S. tax dollars. And Israel is supposed to be our best friend?!”