One-time (supposedly reformed )Holocaust denier David Irving was startled to find himself sentenced to three years in an Austrian jail for his beliefs. From the Telegraph:
“I’m shocked and I will be appealing,” he said as he was led from a Vienna court by armed police.
Normally I’m a Free Speech extremist, but I can’t seem to muster up much sympathy for this creep. Maybe Ahmadinejad will come to his defense. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if he did.
UPDATE: To be clear, I don’t think this psychopathic anti-Semite should be in jail for his ideas, in case readers thought I did. Of course, if he committed fraud, that’s another matter. But that’s a different statute.