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Austria's Lurch Towards Tyranny (Irving case)

Postby FREE ZUNDEL NOW » 1 decade 4 years ago (Thu Nov 24, 2005 2:50 am)

ImageNovember 21th 2005
Austria's lurch towards tyranny
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First they came for the revisionists

The announcement that the Austrian government has arrested the best-selling British historian and author David Irving is another sign of the continuing lurch of the European liberal elite into naked totalitarianism. Even worse is the fact that Mr. Irving seems to have been held for some days before the supposedly democratic state even admitted that he was being held. This is just one step away from the 'disappearances' that have been the stock in trade of some of the worst and most brutal regimes in history.

David Irving's immensely detailed researches may have led him to some very unorthodox opinions about aspects of 20th century European history, but he has never broken any law based on morality, as opposed to political correctness. He has never committed or advocated any act of violence. He has merely expressed opinions and sought to explain to others why he holds them.

Whether those opinions are completely right, totally wrong, or somewhere in between is irrelevant. The BNP has no position on such matters, which are for historians to debate, as with any other subject. The things that happened nearly a lifetime ago in the brutal war in central and Eastern Europe - under a regime which a dwindling band of our older members, together with most of our fathers or grandfathers, fought - are matters of history, not of 21st century politics.

But any attack on any man by an EU member state on account of what he thinks, says and writes is an attack not just on that individual but on every thinking person in Europe. It doesn't matter what one's beliefs are; once a State locks up someone - anyone - for what they believe, then every single one of us become potential future victims as well.

Indivisible rights

Freedom of thought and the right to freedom of expression are indivisible rights - they apply to everybody without fear or favour - including the holders of unorthodox or unpopular views - or they apply to no-one.

The fact that David Irving was arrested on a warrant issued way back in 1989 - the year the Berlin Wall came down and half our continent was freed from a tyranny that jailed, broke and murdered men for their honestly held and peacefully expressed opinions - adds a bitter twist of irony to the whole sorry affair.

The BNP calls on Amnesty International and Britain's Euro MPs to take immediate steps to bring the Austrian government to task for its attack on free speech and the right to hold and impart opinions which is a keystone of genuine democracy and of true freedom. What David Irving believes is irrelevant; his right to believe it and to explain what he believes to others should be sacrosanct.


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Austrian Embassy in Canada,
445 Wilbrod St.,
Ottawa, ON, K1N 6M7
PH: 613-789-1444
FAX: 613-789-3431
e-mail: [email protected]

Austrian Embassy to the U.S.A.,
3524 International Ct., N.W.,
Washington, D.C., 20008,
U.S.A.





Please, inundate the Austrian Embassy websites with protest letters. Here are email addresses for the Austrian Embassys:


BELGIUM
KULTURFORUM

Place du Champ de Mars 5, bte 5, B-1050 Brüssel
TelefonTelefon: (+32/2) 289 07 00
TelefaxTelefax: (+32/2) 513 66 41
E-MailE-Mail: [email protected]

CANADA
445 Wilbrod Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6M7
TelefonTelefon: (+1/613) 789 14 44 (Amt)
TelefaxTelefax: (+1/613) 789 34 31
E-MailE-Mail: [email protected]
InternetInternet: www.austro.org

CHINA
Qijiayuan Compound 7-4-33, 100600 Peking
TelefonTelefon: (+86/10) 653 29 269
(+86/10) 653 29 757
TelefaxTelefax: (+86/10) 653 29 271
E-MailE-Mail: [email protected]

CROATIA
TelefonTelefon: (+385/1) 488 12 50 (Amt)
TelefaxTelefax: (+385/1) 483 07 39
lE-Mail: [email protected]
tInternet: www.atembassy.hr/kultur

Prague
Jungmannovo namesti 18, CZ-11000 Prag 1
TelefonTelefon: (+420) 221 181 7-77 (Amt)
TelefaxTelefax: (+420) 224 23 26 49
E-MailE-Mail: [email protected]
InternetInternet: www.aussenministerium.at/pragkf
www.austria.cz/kultur

EGYPT
TelefonTelefon: (+20/2) 570 29 75
TelefaxTelefax: (+20/2) 570 29 79
E-MailE-Mail: [email protected]

FRANCE
TelefonTelefon: (+33/1) 47 05 27 10
TelefaxTelefax: (+33/1) 47 05 26 42
E-MailE-Mail: [email protected]
InternetInternet: www.fca-fr.com

GERMANY
TelefonTelefon: (+49/30) 202 87-0
TelefaxTelefax: (+49/30) 229 05 69
E-MailE-Mail: [email protected]
InternetInternet: www.oesterreichische-botschaft.de

HUNGARY
TelefonTelefon: (+36/1) 413 35 90 (Amt)
TelefaxTelefax: (+36/1) 351 17 72
E-MailE-Mail: [email protected]
InternetInternet: www.okfbudapest.hu

ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN
P.O.B. 15548 Teheran
TelefonTelefon: (+98/21) 88 76 48 23 (Amt)
(+98/21) 88 76 55 25 (Amt)
TelefaxTelefax: (+98/21) 88 76 68 97
E-MailE-Mail: [email protected]
[email protected]

ISRAEL
KULTURFORUM

Beit Crystal, 12 Rehov Hahilazon, Ramat Gan 52522
TelefonTelefon: (+972/3) 612 0924
(+972/3) 612 0926
(+972/3) 613 0683
TelefaxTelefax: (+972/3) 751 0716
E-MailE-Mail: [email protected]
InternetInternet: www.aussenministerium.at/telaviv

ITALY
Viale Bruno Buozzi 113, I-00197 Rom
TelefonTelefon: (+39) 06 360837-1 (Amt)
TelefaxTelefax: (+39) 06 321 67 87
E-MailE-Mail: [email protected]
InternetInternet: www.austriacult.roma.it

Piazza del Liberty 8/4, I-20121 Mailand
TelefonTelefon: (+39) 02 78 37 41
(+39) 02 78 37 42
TelefaxTelefax: (+39) 02 78 36 25
E-MailE-Mail: [email protected]
InternetInternet: www.austriacult.milano.it

JAPAN
1-1-20 Moto Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0046
TelefaxTelefax: (+81/3) 34 51 82 83
E-MailE-Mail: [email protected]
TelefonTelefon: (+81/3) 34 51 82 81

MEXICO
TelefonTelefon: (+52/55) 52 51 97 92 (Amt)
(+52/55) 52 51 16 06 (Amt)
E-MailE-Mail: [email protected]
InternetInternet: www.aussenministerium.at/mexikokf
www.foroculturaldeaustria.com.mx

POLAND
TelefonTelefon: (+48/22) 620 96 20 (Amt)
(+48/22) 620 96 21 (Amt)
TelefaxTelefax: (+48/22) 620 10 51
E-MailE-Mail: [email protected]
InternetInternet: www.austria.org.pl
ul. Krupnicza 42, 31-123 Krakau
TelefonTelefon: (+48/12) 424 99 30
TelefaxTelefax: (+48/12) 421 67 37

ROMANIA
TelefonTelefon: (+40/21) 210 43 54
(+40/21) 210 09 39
TelefaxTelefax: (+40/21) 210 08 85
E-MailE-Mail: [email protected]
[email protected]

RUSSIAN FEDERATION
KULTURFORUM

Starokonjuschennyi Per 1, 119034 Moskau
TelefonTelefon: (+7/095) 502 95 12
TelefaxTelefax: (+7/095) 937 42 69
TelexTelex: (+7/095) 413398
E-MailE-Mail: [email protected]

SERBIA AND MONTENEGRO
TelefonTelefon: (+381/11) 30 31 956
(+381/11) 30 31 964
TelefaxTelefax: (+381/11) 63 56 06
E-MailE-Mail: [email protected]
InternetInternet: www.aussenministerium.at/belgradkf

SLOVAKIA
TelefonTelefon: (+421/2) 54 64 13 37
TelefaxTelefax: (+421/2) 54 43 17 06
E-MailE-Mail: [email protected]
InternetInternet: www.embassyaustria.sk

SLOVENIA
Presernova cesta 23, SI-1000 Ljubljana
TelefonTelefon: (+386/1) 479 07 41
TelefaxTelefax: (+386/1) 251 34 36

SPAIN
TelefonTelefon: (+34) 91 55 65 315 (Amt)
(+34) 91 55 65 403 (Amt)
(+34) 91 55 65 504 (Amt)
(+34) 91 55 65 605 (Amt)
E-MailE-Mail: [email protected]
InternetInternet: www.aussenministerium.at/madridkf
www.foroculturaldeaustria.org

SWITZERLAND
Kirchenfeldstrasse 77/79, CH-3005 Bern
Postfach 266, 3000 Bern 6
TelefonTelefon: (+41/31) 3565 252
(+41/31) 3565 251
TelefaxTelefax: (+41/31) 3515 664
E-MailE-Mail: [email protected]

TURKEY
KULTURFORUM

Köybasi cad. No. 44, 34464 Yeniköy, Istanbul
P.K.13, TR-34464 Yeniköy-Istanbul
TelefonTelefon: (+90/212) 223 78 43 (Amt)
(+90/212) 223 78 44 (Amt)
(+90/212) 223 78 45 (Amt)
TelefaxTelefax: (+90/212) 223 34 69
E-MailE-Mail: [email protected]
InternetInternet: www.austriakult.org.tr

UKRAINE
TelefonTelefon: (+380/44) 244 39 42
(+380/44) 244 39 43
TelefaxTelefax: (+380/44) 230 23 52
E-MailE-Mail: [email protected]

UNITED KINGDOM
28, Rutland Gate, London SW7 1PQ
TelefonTelefon: (+44/20) 7584-8653 (Amt)
TelefaxTelefax: (+44/20) 7225-0470
E-MailE-Mail: [email protected]
InternetInternet: www.austria.org.uk/culture

UNITED STATES
KULTURFORUM

11 East 52nd Street, New York, N.Y. 10022
TelefonTelefon: (+1/212) 319 53 00 (Amt)
TelefaxTelefax: (+1/212) 644 86 60
E-MailE-Mail: [email protected]
[email protected]
InternetInternet: www.acfny.org

3524 International Court N.W., Washington D.C. 20008
TelefonTelefon: (+1/202) 895 67 00
TelefaxTelefax: (+1/202) 895 67 50
E-MailE-Mail: [email protected]
[email protected]


Source:
http://www.nationalvanguard.org/story.php?id=6959
http://www.bnp.org.uk/news_detail.php?newsId=635
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Postby FREE ZUNDEL NOW » 1 decade 4 years ago (Thu Nov 24, 2005 2:52 am)

David Irving Demonstration Today At
The Ottawa Austrian Embassy!


Image The Canadian Association for Free Expression will stage a protest outside the Austrian Embassy in Ottawa (445 Wilbrod Street) at 2:00 p.m. today (Tuesday, November 22, 2005), CAFE Director Paul Fromm (photo left) announced from his Rexdale office. CAFE is protesting the recent arrest of WW II historian David Irving by Austrian authorities...................



Irving Update: Free Speech Supporters Protest Austria's Jailing of British Historian
Under a grey, grim November sky, a spirited group of free speech supporters from Ottawa, Toronto and Mississauga braved icy winds and picketed the Austrian Embassy in Ottawa, November 22, to protest the November 11 arrest of WW II historian David Irving by Austrian authorities.

Irving, 65, was arrested on a stale 1989 warrant for controversial statements he made about WW II nearly two decades ago. He could face up to 10 years in prison in Austria for challenging the state approved version of WW II history.

"The arrest of David Irving is a disgrace," said CAFE Director Paul Fromm. "Austria is demeaning itself. The nation that gave us the music of Mozart, Wagner and Schubert and the thriving arts of Vienna should be ashamed of itself. Civilized countries don't throw historians and writers in jail."

David Irving is renowned for over 30 best selling books on World War II, including Hitler's War and Churchill's War and Dresden, and biographies of Hermann Goering and Field Marhall Erwin Rommel. Irving distinguished himself by his search for memoirs and diaries of major participants and for his interviewing of many of the assistants and private secretaries of key WW II figures, including Adolf Hitler's surviving staff.

"Healthy countries don't decree a particular version of history or interfere with ongoing historical inquiry," said Fromm.

"By arresting David Irving for the conclusions he's drawn from a lifetime of research, Austria has lined itself up with the enemies of free speech and free thought. This behaviour is unworthy of its past and we hope the Austrian Government will reconsider and release Mr. Irving," added Fromm.

The protesters carried signs reading “Free David Irving”; “Civilized Countries Don’t Jail Historians” and “Shame on Austria.”

Mr. Fromm delivered a letter of protest to the Ambassador which was politely received by embassy staff.

“I’ve known David Irving for many years and have found him to be an honest, insightful and objective historian dedicated to exploring and revealing the truth,” said former Canadian diplomat Ian V. Macdonald, who joined the protest. “No one should be punished for revealing the facts,” he added.

John Morgan, an Oxford graduate, said he doubted that most Austrians agree with their repressive government. Calling Mr. Irving a “political prisoner,” Morgan, a protest organizer from Toronto, argued: “The hangover of World War II propaganda has lasted long enough. It’s time for historians to be able to explore those events without fear of being imprisoned.”

Karl, a free speech supporter and law student from Upstate New York, tried to drive to Ottawa to attend the protest. Honest lad that he was, he was denied entry into Canada. “I told them that, and it was my intention [to join the protest], but they told me that I couldn't because somehow meeting you at a protest meant that I was protesting. I would have made up a sign if I was protesting, and planned to get there at the start of the event instead of after my other class. Apparently 20 year old White males in suits are always suspect when going to Canada.” Had he been a Jamaican crack dealer or a self-styled homosexual “refugee” from Cuba, no problem!

Free speech supporters from other countries sent messages of support. Lady Michele Renouf, who has just completed an 8-city Canadian tour sponsored by CAFÉ wrote from London, England: “Please add my support to your firm stand for free speech, open academic and democratic debate in calling for the immediate release by the Austrian authorities of British WW2 historian David Irving. Mr Irving's present and threatened 20 years' incarceration in an Austrian prison makes a mockery of the Fallen Soldier, especially during last week's World Wars Remembrance commemorations when, by twist-speak, school children everywhere were lied to that our soldiers, in giving their young lives, guaranteed us our democracy and freedom.”

Mark Weber, Director of the Institute for HistoricaL Review in California, wrote: “At one time it was against the law in north American and throughout Europe to deny God. Now -- in Israel, Germany, France, Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, and several other countries – to is a crime publicly to dispute the official version of Holocaust history. While [David Irving’s] arrest and continued incarceration have generated international attention, Irving’s case is by no means unique. Three days earlier, the trial in Germany of “Holocaust denier” Ernst Zundel began with a dramatic clash between his attorneys and the presiding judge. And a few days later, Germar Rudolf, a German citizen, was deported from Chicago to his homeland, where he likewise faces years of imprisonment for “denying the Holocaust.”

Over the years, many Europeans have been fined, imprisoned, and forced into exile for “Holocaust denial,” including Robert Faurisson and Roger Garaudy in France, Siegfried Verbeke in Belgium, Juergen Graf and Gaston-Armand Amaudruz in Switzerland, and Guenter Deckert, Hans Schmidt and Fredrick Toben in Germany.

‘Holocaust denial’ laws violate ancient and universal standards of justice. They criminalize even factual or truthful statements that ‘play down’ or ‘whitewash’ the “Holocaust” – often defined as the systematic killing of six million Jews in Europe during World War II. These laws are selective and one-sided. In the countries where they are on the books, ‘the Holocaust’ is the only chapter of history that may not be freely discussed.

The governments that maintain such laws deserves the scorn and contempt of all those who treasure freedom of speech and freedom of historical inquiry. Along with many others around the world, we call on the Austrian authorities to release Mr. Irving immediately. We further urge Austrians to erase the shameful law that prohibits free and open debate about the wartime fate of Europe’s Jews. Austria should join the rest of the civilized world in protecting free and open discussion of all chapters of history. “

In another development, George Kovac, European correspondent for the American Free Press reports that he tried to see David Irving today, having been told it was approved. On arriving in Vienna from Budapest, he was told by prison authorities that he could not see political prisoner Irving and that Irving is not allowed incoming or outgoing telephone calls. Irving was formally charged in an Austrian court, November 22, with “denying the holocaust.” He appears Friday for a bail hearing.
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Postby FREE ZUNDEL NOW » 1 decade 4 years ago (Thu Nov 24, 2005 7:25 am)

David Irving, Germar Rudolf, Siegfried Verbeke and Ersnt Zundel were all arrested, not for murder, not for rape, not for "war-crimes", but for EXPRESSING AN OPINION-- I hope all this persecution is an indication that the dyke of lies is starting to spring a whole lot more leaks than the Zionists can handle, and that they are in panic mode. Even folks who get their info from FOX News and talk radio are to starting to question these arrests and the nefarious Lobby that is behind them --
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Postby Hannover » 1 decade 4 years ago (Thu Nov 24, 2005 12:27 pm)

Mark Weber, Director of the Institute for HistoricaL Review in California, wrote: “At one time it was against the law in north American and throughout Europe to deny God. Now -- in Israel, Germany, France, Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, and several other countries – to is a crime publicly to dispute the official version of Holocaust history.

What we are seeing is an attempt to make the absurd 'holocau$t' our new God and judeo-supremacists the priestly class. Challenging this God is considered heresy.

Simply ask: Who benefits from this false God?

Today it's persecution and prison for those who question the ridiculous 'holocau$t' God, tomorrow it's persecution and prison for those who question sacred Israel, and after that, persecution and prison for anyone who disagrees with a judeo-supremacist.

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Postby Hannover » 1 decade 4 years ago (Thu Nov 24, 2005 12:47 pm)

Esteemed Revisionist, Dr. Robert Countess, had this to say about 'holocau$t' Priest and thoroughly discredited 'Auschwitz expert', R. Jan Van Pelt:
How bizarre that he labeled Krema 2 Leichenkeller I* "the holy of holies", thereby transforming a corpse cellar** into a religious sanctuary on the level of the Mosaic Tabernacle wherein the God of all Creation dwelled in some symbolic fashion!

* absurdly alleged 'gas chamber'
** a morgue for typhus victims

That says it all, bow or be punished.

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Postby grenadier » 1 decade 4 years ago (Fri Nov 25, 2005 8:10 am)

Irving's attorney in Austria has said:
He[Irving] said additional research Irving carried out after formerly Soviet archives were opened to scholars persuaded him that his former beliefs were "not really worthwhile to hold up," Kresbach said.

Irving is "correcting himself," Kresbach said, adding that the historian now "sees himself as somebody who can influence marginal groups who have difficulty believing in the Third Reich."


Let's hope this is but a tactic Irving is using to escape jail. If he gets released and then reports he's been wrong all along he will completely discredit himself as an historian.
He will make R.Evans, the skunk, correct in his criticism of him and his methodology.
What a sorry state of affairs, sometimes the whole thing seems surreal to me.

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Postby Ajax » 1 decade 4 years ago (Fri Nov 25, 2005 8:47 am)

I'm ignoring all this hearsay, and waiting until we actually get to hear Irving himself rather than some mouthpiece.
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Postby friedrich braun » 1 decade 4 years ago (Tue Nov 29, 2005 8:43 am)

The BNP calls on Amnesty International and Britain's Euro MPs to take immediate steps to bring the Austrian government to task...

Is this a joke? The Amnesty International refuses as a matter of course to help persecuted Revisionists. As far as cowardly Britain's Euro MPs are concerned, I wouldn't hold my breath either.


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