Foreign Criminals Of The Day, Part III: The Bunker Scene
David Irving (left) has been sentenced to three years imprisonment in Austria for the crime of Holocaust denial.
Some have argued that his imprisonment amounts to censorship, or constitutes an infringement of free speech. It does not.
If Islamists or other subversives wish to restrict freedom of speech in a country where it is already practiced, they are to be opposed; for by their actions they display their contempt for our laws.
Irving is in precisely the same moral league as such people; for he committed his crime in a country not his own, and one where he could not have failed to have known that the local law criminalised denials of the kind he made.
He deliberately broke Austrian law, and if we wish others to respect British law then Brits must respect theirs; and if he didn't know he was breaking Austrian law then he should have another three years added to his sentence for his stupidity's criminal recklessness.
And what delicious irony resides in Irving receiving his just desserts in German....