Wednesday, 18 April 2007

EU aims to criminalise Holocaust denial

Laws that make denying or trivialising the Holocaust a criminal offence punishable by jail sentences will be introduced across the European Union, according to a proposal expecting to win backing from ministers Thursday.

Offenders will face up to three years in jail under the proposed legislation, which will also apply to inciting violence against ethnic, religious or national groups. Read more

2 comments:

P West said...

Maybe this will make it a crime to compare man-made-climate-change skeptics to holocaust deniers.

See: http://www.canadianvalues.ca/issues.aspx?aid=283

Daniel Roe said...

Do these include UK ministers? Hands up everyone who agrees that our streets are safe, and that the NHS is the best HS in the world, and that kids who leave school can read and write. Hands up those who reckon that we've the best intergrated public transport system in the world. Hands up those who reckon that we've got the best pensions in the world and the best equipped forces. Perhaps these are things that should be top of the agenda - or have I missed something? And if the only thing Brussels can do is to promote further silly legislation, then perhaps we're better off outside - no. perhaps better not go there