Monday, May 22, 2006

New Faurisson Trial

Deceptively named "Holocaust Historiography Project" informs:
French revisionist Robert Faurisson's most recent trial is scheduled for Tuesday, July 11, in the XVIIth chamber of the Paris criminal court (2, 4 Boulevard du Palais; nearest underground station: "Cité") at 1.30 p.m. Faurisson is accused of having granted, last year, an interview of revisionist nature to the Iranian radio and television station Sahar, in the context of a telephone conversation with a Teheran journalist who had called him. Because the satellite channel Sahar's broadcasts can be picked up in France, France's Conseil supérieur de l'audiovisuel (CSA), headed by Dominique Baudis, filed charges against him with the public prosecutor's office in Paris.
I will continue to repeat again and again - as much as I detest most of the deniers personally, I don't see how imprisoning them for mere denial is not equivalent to Islamic fundamentalists imprisoning people for "blasphemy". As long as there is no incitement to racial hatred (and there is no such incitement in many denier publications I have read) deniers should be left alone.

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