In further evidence that free speech does not exist, Bishop Williamson of the SSPX was convicted in Germany today of the crime of thinking wrong thoughts.
Like I have said before, regardless of the facts of the underlying subject matter, or of the rectitude or lack of rectitude of his opinion, or the prudence or lack thereof of anyone involved, it is unconscionable to make a person a criminal for having an opinion about an historical event.
Hate crimes laws in this country follow the same diabolical logic. If you think thoughts the regime doesn’t like, you get punished.
Guilty until proven innocent.
One might remark this seems worthy of Nazi Germany…
Bishop convicted for denying Holocaust
By VERENA SCHMITT–ROSCHMANN (AP)
BERLIN — A German court convicted ultraconservative British Bishop Richard Williamson on Friday of denying the Holocaust in a television interview.
A court in the Bavarian city of Regensburg found Williamson guilty of incitement for saying in a 2008 interview with Swedish television that he did not believe Jews were killed in gas chambers during World War II.
The court ordered Williamson to pay a fine of euro10,000 ($13,544).
The Roman Catholic bishop was barred by his order from attending Friday’s proceedings or making statements to the media.
His lawyer, Matthias Lossmann, told The Associated Press after the court ruling that Williamson has yet to decide whether he would appeal.
Denying the Holocaust is a criminal offense in Germany. […]