Holocaust Denial Returns to Mainstream

Hot on the heels of Columbia Uni inviting the Iranian president to talk about how he doesn’t believe the holocaust occurred and how Israel should be “wiped off the map”, Oxford University has followed suit, extending an invite to David Irving, to talk about how the holocaust never happened.

Furthermore, they have invited representatives from the British Nationalist Party (BNP) (the modern Neo-Nazi party in the UK) to attend and speak.

Irving is currently trying to start a “comeback tour” in the UK (after serving time in an Austrian prison) based on his latest series of books. His latest round of books are based on the theory that “Jews were responsible for what happened to them during the second world war and that the “Jewish problem” was at the root of most of the wars of the last 100 years.” Of course, how he blames Korea, Vietnam, Kuwait, Iraq, etc on Jews is a little bit beyond me but hey, never let the facts get in the way of a good bit of blind hatred, hey?

The BNP representatives stand by their policy that Britain should introduce “…firm incentives for immigrants and their descendants to return home,” and “it advocates the repeal of all anti-discrimination legislation, and restricts party membership to “indigenous British ethnic groups deriving from the class of ‘Indigenous Caucasian’.”

Surely we don’t need this kind of garbage being given centre stage again? It’s easy to see how academic institutions can drive the agenda of hate filled bigots and rocket their opinions into the mainstream (or rather, allow those opinions which are probably already in the mainstream to be given credibility).