Wednesday February 22, 2006
I've Been Thinking:
David Irving, The Holocaust Denier, was just sentenced to 3 years in an Austrian prison for writing and promoting the falsehood that there were no gas chambers in the Auschwitz.
The Muslim world sees a double standard here.
The Muslim world is up in arms because of Irving's sentence.
The Muslim world wants to know where the sacrosanct value of freedom of expression is?
The Muslim world is equating Irving's crime with the 12 Danish caricatures of Mohammed that have caused a stir throughout Europe and the Muslim world.
There is no parallel.
Irving was found guilty of distributing false information, blatant lies, knowing that they were not true in order to achieve a personal goal - Holocaust Denial.
The caricatures were a political critique, a bold gesture in response to a situation in which artists were personally afraid to draw and depict The Prophet.
Irving was selling a false product.
The drawings were editorial comment.
15 June 2012 08:16 AM in Thoughts
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