Blair Shies Away From EU
Law On Holocaust Denial

By Philip Johnston
Home Affairs Editor
The Telegraph - London

Britain is opposing European moves to make denying or trivialising Nazi atrocities a criminal offence.
Proposals by Brussels would make racism and xenophobia serious crimes in Britain for the first time, carrying a prison sentence of two years or more.
Europe wants to harmonise laws before a new arrest warrant comes into force in 2004. This will allow police to send citizens of the 15 member states for trial anywhere in the EU without old-style extradition procedures.
Among the crimes for which the warrant would be issued are racism and xenophobia. But these do not exist as specific offences in Britain or in some other EU states.
The draft plans define racism and xenophobia as an aversion to individuals based on "race, colour, descent, religion or belief, national or ethnic origin".
An offence of "public denial or trivialisation of the crimes dealt with by the international military tribunal established in 1945" is also proposed.
Holocaust denial laws are in place in seven countries, including Germany, France and Austria. But they would be a big departure for Britain, where a risk of fomenting public disorder is needed before a thought becomes a crime.
Before the 1997 election, Tony Blair said there was "a very strong case" for a holocaust denial law. But the Government has told the Commons European scrutiny committee that Britain is opposed to the creation of such an offence.
Angela Eagle, a Home Office minister, said: "Whilst we recognise the significant degree of offence that this kind of material causes to many people, particularly the Jewish community, the Government does not support the idea of an absolute offence."
She said the Government also opposed the proposed extent of the law. It could cover many stand-up comedians and even Anne Robinson, who said on BBC television that she regarded the Welsh as "irritating".
The proposals need the unanimous support of the 15 states, so Britain can veto them if further negotiations fail to meet its objections. There have been several prosecutions in Europe in the past few years for holocaust denial.
In Germany a historian who claimed that Auschwitz prisoners enjoyed cinemas, a swimming pool and brothels was sentenced to 10 months in jail; and an American served three years of a four-year sentence for distributing anti-holocaust material.
In 1991 the controversial historian David Irving, who lost a High Court libel action two years ago, was fined by a German court for breaking holocaust denial laws and "defaming the memory of the dead".
From Darren
Hi Jeff, I am from London England and read your article about Tony Blair doing a U-turn of the EU law on Holocaust Denail. I think Tony Blair has made the right decision.
There are so many unanswered questions on whether the Gas chambers did or did not exist, I feel the Jewish Heirarchy have something to hide.
Why is the Anti-Semite word quickly thrown at people like me who question anything that involves Jews?
Whilst at secondary school in the mid 80's, I was shown all the horrible effects of the second world war, and told about the ways Jews were "Gassed" then burnt in the furnaces. It turned my stomach.
As the years went on, I never thought to question what happened to the Jews during the war, until a friend mentioned the word "Revisionist". When I asked him what it was, he told me, they were people who denied the Gas chambers at Auschwitz and other camps. So I looked on the internet for information regarding Revisionism and found plenty.
After spending several months going through the information, I was becomming convinced that all I had learnt in school about the gassing of the Jews, was a lie.
One question that bisturbs me is, did six million Jews really die or was the sum exageratted for propaganda purposes?
I am not saying that a Holocaust never happened because there is NO doubt that there was a Holocaust but what I do question is, were there really gas chambers used against the Jews during the war?
I believe there is only one solution to solve this question, that is to have an open LIVE debate from a neutral conuntry with "Revisionist" on one side and the Jewish historians on the other. Both can lay thier arguemants out for the world to see and then the decision can be made wether or not the gas chamber stories are real or if they were used as propaganda.
But I can't see this ever happening for one simple FACT that cannot be denied: The Mass Media is Jewish controlled, especially in the West.
But I can live in HOPE that one day, it will be debated, so that the questions can be cleared up once and for all.
For anyone who wants to read through some "Revisionism" work, I have listed a few good links below, for your viewers to go through, to unravel the mystry of the gas chambers.
Did Six Million Really Die?
By Richard E. Harwood
Of course, atrocity propaganda is nothing new. It has accompanied every conflict of the 20th century and doubtless will continue to do so. During the First World War, the Germans were actually accused of eating Belgian babies, as well as delighting to throw them in the air and transfix them on bayonets.
The British also alleged that the German forces were operating a "Corpse Factory," in which they boiled down the bodies of their own dead in order to obtain glycerine and other commodities, a calculated insult to the honour of an Imperial army.
After the war, however, came the retractions; indeed, a public statement was made by the Foreign Secretary in the House of Commons apologising for the insults to German honour, which were admitted to be war-time propaganda.
No such statements have been made after the Second World War. In fact, rather than diminish with the passage of years, the atrocity propaganda concerning the German occupation, and in particular their treatment of the Jews, has done nothing but increase its virulence, and elaborate its catalogue of horrors.
Gruesome paperback books with lurid covers continue to roll from the presses, adding continuously to a growing mythology of the concentration camps and especially to the story that no less than Six Million Jews were exterminated in them.
The ensuing pages will reveal this claim to be the most colossal piece of fiction and the most successful of deceptions; but here an attempt may be made to answer an important question:
What has rendered the atrocity stories of the Second World War so uniquely different from those of the First?
Why were the latter retracted while the former are reiterated louder than ever?
Is it possible that the story of the Six Million Jews is serving a political purpose, even that it is a form of political blackmail?
So far as the Jewish people themselves are concerned, the deception has been an incalculable benefit. Every conceivable race and nationality had its share of suffering in the Second World War, but none has so successfully elaborated it and turned it to such great advantage.
The alleged extent of their persecution quickly aroused sympathy for the Jewish national homeland they had sought for so long; after the War the British Government did little to prevent Jewish emigration to Palestine which they had declared illegal, and it was not long afterwards that the Zionists wrested ftom the Government the land of Palestine and created their haven from persecution, the State of Israel. Indeed, it is a remarkable fact that the Jewish people emerged from the Second World War as nothing less than a triumphant minority.
Dr. Max Nussbaum, the former chief rabbi of the Jewish community in Berlin, stated on April 11, 1953: "The position the Jewish people occupy today in the world -- despite the enormous losses -- is ten times stronger than what it was twenty years ago." It should be added, if one is to be honest, that this strength has been much consolidated financially by the supposed massacre of the Six Million, undoubtedly the most profitable atrocity allegation of all time.
To date, the staggering figure of six thousand million pounds has been paid out in compensation by the Federal Government of West Germany, mostly to the State of Israel (which did not even exist during the Second World War), as well as to individual Jewish claimants.
In terms of political blackmail, however, the allegation that Six Million Jews died during the Second World War has much more far-reaching implications for the people of Britain and Europe than simply the advantages it has gained for the Jewish nation.
And here one comes to the crux of the question:
Why the Big Lie?
What is its purpose?
In the first place, it has been used quite unscrupulously to discourage any form of nationalism. Should the people of Britain or any other European country attempt to assert their patriotism and preserve their national integrity in an age when the very existence of nation-states is threatened, they are immediately branded as "neo-Nazis".
Because, of course, Nazism was nationalism, and we all know what happened then -- Six Million Jews were exterminated!
So long as the myth is perpetuated, peoples everywhere will remain in bondage to it; the need for international tolerance and understanding will be hammered home by the United Nations until nationhood itself, the very guarantee of freedom, is abolished.
Richard E. Harwood Introduction
German policy toward the Jews prior to the war
German policy toward the Jews after the outbreak of war
Population and Emigration
The Six Million: Documentary Evidence
The Nuremberg Trials
Auschwitz and Polish Jewry
Some Concentration Camps Memoires
The Nature & Condition of War Time Concentration Camps
The Jews and The Concentrations Camps: A Factual Appraisal by the Red Cross
The truth at last: The work of Paul Rassinier
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