View Full Version : One of our nazi apologists is missing!

28-11-2005, 12:52:13
Dyl, what have you done with him?!


David Irving, the discredited British historian of the Nazis, will spend Christmas and New Year in a Viennese jail after yesterday being refused bail and being remanded for four weeks pending trial for allegedly lying about the Holocaust.
Mr Irving is being held in Vienna after being arrested two weeks ago and has been charged with denying there were gas chambers at the Auschwitz death camp in speeches he made in Austria 16 years ago.

28-11-2005, 13:30:26
I have mixed feelings about those laws. I have no love for nazis but that law basically amounts to being locked up for lying?

I'm no sucker for the 'freedom of speech' myth but think maybe that's a bit too far.

Nills Lagerbaak
28-11-2005, 13:48:15
Yeah, that's a shit law. Same as the "gloryfying" terrorism law.

Dyl Ulenspiegel
28-11-2005, 14:05:58
It's a quite problematic law that in essence dates back to 1945 (revised in 1947). Holocaust denial is seen as a Nazist activity - although that may be correct 99 % of the time, I still think it is excessive and unnecessary.

Nills Lagerbaak
28-11-2005, 14:09:43
Lots of things are Nazist activities. (In this country) there aren't laws against that...

Dyl Ulenspiegel
28-11-2005, 14:12:48
Well, you can be a Stalinist or Maoist to your heart's content here, too. Just a matter of historical perspective...

But as said, I think most of that law has outlived its usefulness.