Jon Krause

Свобода слова, Мохаммед и Холокост

Австрия не могла выбрать более неподходящее время для осуждения и заключения в тюрьму Дэвида Ирвинга за отрицание Холокоста. После смерти по меньшей мере 30 человек в Сирии, Ливане, Афганистане, Ливии, Нигерии и других исламских странах во время протестов против карикатур на пророка Мохаммеда, вынесенный Ирвингу приговор является насмешкой над утверждением, что в демократических странах свобода самовыражения принадлежит к числу основных прав человека.

Было бы непоследовательным утверждать, что карикатуристы имеют право высмеивать религиозные фигуры, но что отрицание Холокоста должно считаться уголовным преступлением. А это означает, что Дэвид Ирвинг должен быть освобожден.

Прежде чем вы обвините меня в том, что я не понимаю чувств жертв Холокоста или природу австрийского антисемитизма, я должен сказать, что являюсь сыном австрийских евреев. Мои родители успели покинуть Австрию во время, но мои дедушки и бабушки нет.

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