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Friday, April 20, 2007

EU stops short of blanket ban on holocaust denial

A BBC news article reported,

European interior ministers have agreed to make incitement to racism an EU-wide crime, but have stopped short of a blanket ban on Holocaust denial.

The agreement makes it an offence to condone or grossly trivialise crimes of genocide -- but only if the effect is incitement to violence or hatred.

The deal follows six years of talks, and will disappoint Germany, which pushed hard for a Holocaust-denial law.

Berlin has also had to drop a proposal for an EU-wide ban on Nazi symbols.

The European Network Against Racism said most European countries already had laws against incitement to racism, and the "weak text" would leave many national legal codes unchanged.

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Anonymous W. Kevin Vicklund said...

>>>European interior ministers have agreed to make incitement to racism an EU-wide crime, but have stopped short of a blanket ban on Holocaust denial.

The agreement makes it an offence to condone or grossly trivialise crimes of genocide -- but only if the effect is incitement to violence or hatred.<<<

Sounds like the proper decision.

Saturday, April 21, 2007 5:09:00 AM  
Blogger Larry Fafarman said...

>>>> Sounds like the proper decision. <<<<<<

I just hope that the "incitement to violence or hatred" loophole is not abused. In the USA, the slightest criticism of official holocaust history is likely to bring charges of "Aryan Nations," "skinheads," "KKK," etc.. I missed a good opportunity to get a lot of good exposure for this blog when someone told me that he and his colleagues on some website decided not to cite this blog because they did not want to be associated with a holocaust revisionist.

Saturday, April 21, 2007 1:48:00 PM  
Anonymous voice in the wilderness said...

> someone told me that he and his colleagues on some website decided not to cite this blog because they did not want to be associated with a holocaust revisionist. <

Lie down with dogs and you wake up with fleas.

Friday, April 27, 2007 5:08:00 PM  

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