November 17, 2005

"such a charge..." as Holocaust denial.

(Still not back from my unannounced self-imposed hiatus, but a quick post.)

I hope they use the term "historian" loosely: Historian Charged With Denying Holocaust.

VIENNA, Austria - British historian David Irving was arrested last week in southern Austria on a warrant accusing him of denying the Holocaust, the Interior Ministry said Thursday. Irving was arrested Nov. 11 in Styria province, said police Maj. Rudolf Golia, an Interior Ministry spokesman. He was transferred to a prison in Graz.

Irving was detained on a warrant issued in 1989 under Austrian laws that make Holocaust denial a crime, Golia said. The accusation stemmed from speeches Irving delivered that year in Vienna and in the southern town of Leoben.

[...] If formally charged, tried and convicted on the charge, Irving could face up to 20 years in prison, said Otto Schneider of the public prosecutor's office.

But he said it was unclear whether there were sufficient legal grounds to continue holding Irving on such a charge so many years after the alleged offense was committed. A decision was expected by the end of next week on how to proceed, Schneider said.

What do you mean "such a charge"???

Meaning "such a superficial charge"???

There's a reason denying the Holocaust is (rightfully considered) a crime in some Euro-nations... because it's dangerous to let people like Irving run around giving his little Jew-hating speeches.

Charge the creep and throw him in the hole.

Posted by Kyer at November 17, 2005 12:24 PM | TrackBack