Friday, February 09, 2007

A really, really bad idea

Germany wants the EU to adopt laws against holocaust denial.

Germany’s push for all European Union member states to adopt legislation criminalizing Holocaust denials is gaining traction as several key countries that expressed concerns over potential free-speech infringement have indicated a new willingness to join the effort.

Berlin announced early this year that during its six-month presidency of the E.U., it would press to make Holocaust denial punishable by law in each of the 27 member states. German officials have described their effort as a moral imperative, as well as a practical effort to unify European legal standards on the issue.

While all this sanctimonious twaddle is going on, physical attacks on Jews are increasing.

Why not just protect all citizens' bodies from harm, and forget about their hurt feelings?

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