Irving was detained on a warrant issued in 1989 under Austrian laws that make Holocaust denial a crime, Golia said. The accusation stemmed from speeches Irving delivered that year in Vienna and in the southern town of Leoben.I'm not going to rant about this, since the self-evidence of the foolishness, whatever your views on the Holocaust, is towering. I'll just smirk a bit. See that smirk, Austria? It's because of how dumb you'll look throwing this moron in the clink for 20 years. Go ahead. Maybe you'd like to throw me in jail for saying that Heinz Fischer looks like the product of a quick, sleazy tryst between Imelda Marcos and Kim Jong-il. Idiots.
Thursday, November 17, 2005
Thought Crime: I think this has come up before; I'm too lazy to surf the archives to find out. Holocaust denying "historian" David Irving, famous for a failed libel case a few years back, has been arrested in Austria.