The Holocaust Story

If the Holocaust was an event in history, it should be open to the routine critical examination to which all other historical events are open. Those who feel it right to argue against the “unique monstrosity” of the Germans should be free to do so. No one should be imprisoned for thought crimes. Contrary to how Hollywood and the Israeli-Firsters have it, the Holocaust story is not about Jews. It’s about Jews and Germans together, inseparable, for all time to come.

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Gollnisch to face court for Holocaust revisionism

Bruno Gollnisch, a member of the European parliament has expressed a very normal and objective opinion with regard to the famed Nazi Gas Chambers. Without taking any stand, he merely said, "it is up to historians to decide." Imagine being asked about the Kennedy assassination and responding, "I don't really know, it is up to historians to decide" and for that opinion, being brought up on charges and possibly face jail time.

From the most obscure to the most well known event in history, imagine answering as Gollnisch did only to find yourself in front of a court. Imagine being asked if Jesus was in fact the Christ, the long-awaited Messiah and responding, "it is up to historians to decide" and for that being dragged before a court.

What type of truth needs such protection? Why does the west fear intellectual freedom on this one topic?


French far-right politician to face court for Holocaust revisionism

Tue Dec 13, 2:28 PM ET
The European Parliament lifted the immunity of Bruno Gollnisch, deputy leader of France's extreme right National Front party, paving the way for his trial on charges of Holocaust revisionism.

Gollnisch, a member of the European parliament and right-hand man of France's far-right leader Jean-Marie Le Pen, is now set to face trial before a French court from May next year, on charges of denying crimes against humanity.

The accusations surround comments he made before reporters in October 2004 saying that the existence of Nazi gas chambers during World War II was "up to historians to decide". He later reiterated the comments.

European deputies decided not to defend their colleague's immunity, in line with the recommendations of a report from the parliament's legal affairs committee debated in the assembly on Monday.

The lawmakers decided that Gollnisch had not made the comments while exercising his parliamentary functions, but in his capacity as professor at Lyon university in eastern France.

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