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28 February 2006

Contradictions....

In light of the recent furor over cartoons depicting Mohammed with the justification for their publication being free speech I find it interesting that in the Europe that so strongly supports free speech in this case one can go to jail because of what you say. Now that might make sense if what you were saying was that people should kill the president or some other form of rabid insurrection. But it isn't. David Irving, a British historian, was recently sentenced to three years in prison in Austria because he questioned the severity of the Holocaust and Hitler's involvement in it. Now, I know that is a pretty foolish damn thing for a so called historian to be making a big stink over but still, in a place that vaunts free speech like the EU seems to it is pretty damn hypocritical for 11 countries to have laws that will jail you if you dispute the Holocaust.
Something to think about at least......
David Irving

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Blogger Babs said...

Dear ExMi, an interesting point you're making here.

Several European countries have indeed adopted laws that link to some extent negationism (eg the questioning that the Holocaust happened) to the prohibition of incitement to religious/racial hatred.

Two essential purposes there: I would tihnk one is reconciliation with the living and the dead. In other terms, the law acknowledges the suffering of surviving relatives and friends whose close family was murdered in an act unseen on that scale on the European continent.

Second, such laws are designed to prevent any insidious return to a state of affair where racial/religious/social hatred could culminate in violence (not necessarily genocide) against a group on the basis of their identity.

So while questioning the holocaust's occurrence may seem primarily like an issue of free speach, legally preventing this goes way beyond and embodies an attempt at never seeing such an act take place again, or any kind of propaganda similar to WW2 racial propaganda re-appear.

I think in ole' Europe we can sometimes see how extremisms in speach of the sort can lead to racial/religious crimes (in Germany, France, the UK, etc). I also believe there may be similar instances in the US.

So should freedom of speech be curtailed where it is used to call for violence onto others due to their belonging to a certain group, directly or indirectly (and in Europe it is widely considered negationsim constitutes indirectly such a call)? I think so. Deciding what is disrespectful (the Danish drawings for instance) from what constitutes an act calling somehow to violence, can prove trickier though...

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True, but whn you start limiting speech in one way it just makes it jsut that much easier to limit it in other ways.
It raises interesting questions and thoughts.

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