VIENNA, Feb. 20 (AP) ? The British historian David Irving on Monday pleaded guilty to denying the Holocaust and was sentenced to three years in prison. He conceded that he was wrong when he said there were no Nazi gas chambers at the Auschwitz death camp.I wonder how the Europeans will explain this to the Mohammedans who are upset about Danish cartoons. Wouldn't it be a lot easier just to prove that Irving was wrong?
Mr. Irving, 67, has been in custody since Nov. 11, when he was arrested in the southern province of Styria on charges stemming from two speeches he gave in Austria in 1989 in which he was accused of denying the Nazis' annihilation of six million Jews. He has contended that most of those who died at camps like Auschwitz were not executed, but instead succumbed to diseases like typhus.
Monday, February 20, 2006
No free speech in Austria