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Originally posted by Nakash
I'd say no, holocaust deniers are scum but this look's pretty bad for the Jewish community and just feeds ridiculous conspiracies.
Originally posted by maddale
i reckon it should be a crime because it means you are denying somit that has been proven meening you are not totally against it
The problem here is two-fold. The first is really that these guys aren't researchers, they're racists spreading racist trash and lies and nazi propaganda and pretending that its historical research. Their lies are complete bunkum. Thats the problem with the researchers in particular.
Originally posted by LoganCale
Nygdan: Being racist is not a crime.
Whether they're a researcher or a racist fool is not important, the point is that they are free to say whatever they want and that nothing should stop them from saying that.
what if they do the opposite and make it sound worse than it was I.E. 10 Million got killed, how would you react to that?
But it's a clear cut case of legislating Political Correctness and replacing the right to Free Speech.
I don't deny the Holocaust, I just wonder why it only seems to represent the attrosities inflicked on the Jews.
Originally posted by chiS2000
Proving that it didn't happen would be akin to proving that Christ didn't exist to the Christians. If successful, it would destroy their movement.
Originally posted by Nygdan
These guys know that the holocaust occured, and they're effing glad about it.
They're not presenting research, they're presenting nazi-racist propaganda. Perhaps, instead of what I mentioned above, the question should be "Shoudl evil racist propaganda be illegal".
Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
Why would it be any different than denying 9/11 was committed by terrorists or denying God exists or denying the Crusades?
It's not against the law to deny God. It's not against the law to deny slavery.
This law reminds me of 'blanket laws', which I hate. They make an innocent action against the law in hopes of suppressing an actual crime.
It's like suppressing the cartoon maker so as not to "offend" the radical, angry criminal who's just waiting to be incited to burn and kill.