Saturday, November 13, 2010

It's Not Just (about the) Holocaust

A Viennese woman with years of residence in the Middle East and extensive knowledge of the Koran faces charges of "hate speech" for conducting seminars on Islam.

The Austrian law under which Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff will be tried on November 23 is presumably the same as that under which David Irving was convicted and imprisoned in Austria a few years ago.

During his incarceration in Austria's jails, Irving reported finding his own works in a prison library. Perhaps Ms Sabaditsch-Wolff will have a turn in the same library after Austrian justice has had its way with her. If so, it will be yet another defeat for free speech and thought.

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