Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Freshers week: is there a Holocaust denier coming to a university near you?

Holocaust denier David Irving will be speaking at a university debate on free speech on November 23rd 2007. The question is: which university and who are the misguided idiots that have extended him an invitation?

Irving was released from prison in Austria last December after serving part of a three-year term for denying the Holocaust. Since then he has been active promoting Holocaust denial in Hungary, where he addressed a far-right rally on 15 March 2007. He fared less well in Poland where he was expelled from the 52nd Warsaw International Book Fair because his writings contravened Polish law.

So if you do happen to hear that Irving is coming to the university that you attend, work at or are close to, please drop me a line!

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