Wednesday, 22 February 2006

Some thoughts on the Austrian Irving case

My views regarding David Irving mimmick those surrounding Abu Hamza. Even though it was an Austrian case within Austrian jurisdiction, I don't believe he should have been convicted for his "crime".

Claiming the Holocaust never occured is understandably offensive to some. It's probably even an illogical opinion, since there is plenty of evidence of the Holocaust's existence. Nevertheless, it shouldn't be a crime to claim the Holocaust never existed. Such an act doesn't initiate force against the person or property. As always, one who expresses unpopular opinions can be challenged, rebuked, ignored or shunned.