Some 200 people gathered outside a Brooklyn hotel last night to protest the presence of an anti-Israel rabbi who spoke last month at a Holocaust-denial conference in Iran.
Moshe Aryeh Friedman, a member of Neturei Karta, the group that attended the controversial meeting in Tehran, lives in Vienna but was purportedly spotted Friday in Borough Park, where his wife's family resides, a source said.
"We didn't know who he was," said a hotel manager who refused to give her name. "Someone checked him in with another name."
The manager said Friedman was whisked out of the hotel by police late last night.
A contingent of protesters was allowed inside to confirm Friedman was no longer a guest and the crowd began to disperse early today.
"Mr. Friedman believes the Holocaust never happened. He should not be allowed in Borough Park or anywhere else," said Mordechai Levy of the Jewish Defense Organization. "He shouldn't be staying at the Park House. He belongs in the nut house."