|Name Mohammad-Ali Ramin|
Role Iranian Politician
|Spouse Susan Safaverdi|
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Children Mohammad Amin Ramin, Mohammad Yasin Ramin
Born 4 February 1954 (age 66), Dezful, Iran
Mohamad Ali Ramin appear on TV in contrary of rumors of arrest for espionage
Mohammad-Ali Ramin (born 1954 in Dezful, Iran) is an Iranian politician, political analyst and writer who served as the Vice Minister of Culture and a presidential advisor under President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. He is known for organising the International Conference to Review the Global Vision of the Holocaust which took place in Tehran in 2006.
- Mohamad Ali Ramin appear on TV in contrary of rumors of arrest for espionage
- Early life and education
- Personal life
- Deputy Culture minister
- Views on the Holocaust
Early life and education
Mohammad-Ali Ramin was born in 1954, in Dezful, Iran. He attended the University of Dezful. He has a degree in Mechanical engineering and teaches comparative philosophy at Payame Noor University in Tehran.
Ramin studied and lived in Germany from 1971 to 1994 until he was deported, allegedly for links with the far-right National Democratic Party of Germany. He speaks fluent German. He founded the Islamische Gemeinschaft in Clausthal.
Ramin heads the Society for the Defence of Muslims in the West and the founder of a group called The Cells of the Martyrs of the Velayat (velayat: the conversion of the dogma within Shia Islam).
Ramin is married to Dr.Susan Safaverdi and has a son, Mohammad Yasin Ramin. He is the father-in-law of Iranian actress Mahnaz Afshar.
Deputy Culture minister
In November 2009, the Minister for Culture Mohammad Hosseini appointed Ramin as his Deputy Culture Minister. He continued this position until December 2010.
Sanctions were placed on Ramin on the 23rd of May 2012 by the European Union for 'abuse of human rights'. The EU identified Ramin as having been complicit in censorship activities while he was in government.
Views on the Holocaust
in December 2006, Ramin organised the International Conference to Review the Global Vision of the Holocaust which took place in Tehran. Prominent attendees included far right political activist Dr.David Duke, revisionist historical scholar Robert Faurisson and Haredi Rabbi and anti-zionist activist Yisroel Dovid Weiss among others. Ramin personally invited German psychologist Bendikt Frings, a member of the far-right National Democratic Party of Germany. The conference provoked international criticism.
According to Aftab News, Ramin was the one who initiated the idea of "relocation of Israel" and also the idea that the "Holocaust is a myth". He himself accepted the full responsibility of this action, as Aftab News reported. In an interview with Financial Times, Ramin stated that he has also initiated the "Holocaust commission" and he is the founder of the Conference on Holocaust in Tehran.
Ramin suggested that former Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad establish a committee for clarifying the "real extent" of the Holocaust.
Following his ideas and suggestions about the Holocaust, President Ahmadinejad appointed him as an advisor.