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yes, absolutely.  I think that that particular book is banned and should be if it isn't.  It is hate literature plain and simple.

and as for Holocaust revisionists, I think Holocaust deniers should face bans on their freedom of speech.  To say that the Holocaust never happened is clearly hate speech.  However, to try to investigate if Hitler gave the direct order to unleash the "Final Solution" can be considered valid historical research.

The reason that I mention that is that, from what I have read, that is one of the points raised in the criminal investigation and conviction of David Irving in Austria.  He was also prosecuted for talking about points which are historically unresolved.

On the other hand, he is also known to be a hate-mongerer on other issues related to Jews.  Although he should not be imprisoned for this (unless he advocates and incites violence against a minority), his freedom of speech should also be curtailed.

As should Mark Steyn and Ezran Levant's, two of the commenters in the BBC story.  

by zoe on Tue Apr 8th, 2008 at 10:07:22 AM EST
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