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This site is named for the famous statement of US Congressman Willard Duncan Vandiver from Missouri : "I`m from Missouri -- you'll have to show me." This site is dedicated to skepticism of official dogma in all subjects. Just-so stories are not accepted here. This is a site where controversial subjects such as evolution theory and the Holocaust may be freely debated.

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My biggest motivation for creating my own blogs was to avoid the arbitrary censorship practiced by other blogs and various other Internet forums. Censorship will be avoided in my blogs -- there will be no deletion of comments, no closing of comment threads, no holding up of comments for moderation, and no commenter registration hassles. Comments containing nothing but insults and/or ad hominem attacks are discouraged. My non-response to a particular comment should not be interpreted as agreement, approval, or inability to answer.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Holocaust revisionist Zundel's sentence upheld

I previously reported that Ernst Zundel was sentenced to five years imprisonment on charges of denying the holocaust. A Jewish Telegraphic Agency article reported,

The German Federal High Court confirmed Monday that it has upheld the 68-year-old Zundel's five-year prison sentence. On Sept. 12, the court rejected a 600-page proposed revision in the sentence, according to German news reports.

After a yearlong trial Zundel, one of the world's most active Holocaust deniers, was sentenced Feb. 15 by the Mannheim district court on charges of denying the Holocaust on his Canada and U.S.-based Internet site.

In justifying the sentence, the presiding judge, Ulrich Meinerzhagen, had described Zundel as an "extreme anti-Semite" and "committed National Socialist" who sought to glamorize Hitler and make him seem harmless.

Zundel, a German native, was arrested in Canada in February 2003 and deported to Germany two years later. Reportedly he is one of the first right-wing extremists to use the Internet to spread hate material worldwide.

This is a freedom of speech issue, not a holocaust issue. Again, here is a contact form for sending protests to the German Embassy.

The cartoon is courtesy of the Institute for Historical Review.



Blogger Moulton said...

The Hammurabic Method of Social Regulation (aka the Crime and Punishment Regulatory Model) is a poor substitute for more enlightened practices in crafting a culture capable of bearing accurate witness.

According to the best research I know of, the Hammurabic Method of Social Regulation is ineffective at best and counterproductive at worst.

In medical practice, we deprecate iatrogenic treatments of disorders.

Since the Hammurabic Method of Social Regulation appears to be iatrogenic, its invocaton is similarly deprecated.

Saturday, September 22, 2007 11:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I suppose this is one of the few times (gasp) that I actually agree with Larry. No matter how idiotic I personally think Zundel's beliefs are, he should be allowed to express them as long as he is not advocating harm/violence to others in the process.

Monday, September 24, 2007 9:21:00 AM  

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