Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Germany's Tasleema Nasreen

Germany's has now got its own Tasleema Nasreen. It is the German-born Pope Benedict XVI. Not that he made blasphemous comments against the Bible (God forbid) but he has reinstated a British-born Richard Williamson who was previously excommunicated and who recently forgot that the freedom of speech in some European countries didn't extend to the domain of holocaust.

For that matter, Britain has got it's TN too. Of course, Williamson. Here is the charge against him:
in an interview broadcast last month on Swedish state TV, [he] said that historical evidence "is hugely against 6 million Jews having been deliberately gassed in gas chambers as a deliberate policy of Adolf Hitler." He cited what he called the estimates of the "most serious" revisionists that "between 200,000 and 300,000 perished in Nazi concentration camps, but not one of them by gassing in a gas chamber." (Associated Press)
Now the German chancellor Angela Merkel has called on Pope Benedict XVI to make a "very clear" rejection of Holocaust denials, and the expression on her face in the picture which accompanies the item on Yahoo! News doesn't seem as if she's kidding ;).
Further information abuot Richard Williamson is available on Wikipedia

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