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May 17, 2015

Freedom of speech in North America — going, going, gone!

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust — Tags: , — furtherglory @ 10:05 am
The gas chamber in the Auschwitz main camp

The gas chamber in the Auschwitz main camp (click on the photo to enlarge)

Is the room shown in the photo above a “gas chamber” or a crematorium? You had better believe that it is a gas chamber, if you don’t want to go to prison for 5 years.  There will soon be laws against Holocaust denial in North America.

In a recent news article, which you can read in full here, I learned that a football player in Canada was fined for tweeting about a You Tube video that was put up on March 18, 2015. The video contains factual information, which constitutes “Holocaust denial.”

This quote is from the news article:

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A CFL player was fined and apologized on Friday for making inappropriate tweets.

Montreal Alouettes defensive lineman Khalif Mitchell took to Twitter and made inappropriate statements, including linking to a Holocaust denial video.

Mitchell, a defensive tackle who previously spent two years on the San Francisco 49ers’ practice squad, posted a link to a video titled “The greatest lie ever told — The Holocaust” on May 8.

The CFL Playes’ Association and B’nai Brith Canada, a Jewish human-rights organization, were both part of the apology.

“I wholeheartedly apologize to all those who I know I let down by posting those videos, especially those who look up to me as a professional athlete,” Mitchell said. “I fell into a trap by watching that video and I hope others can learn from my very public mistake.

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Mitchell was fined undisclosed amounts by the CFL and the Alouettes for violating the league’s social media policy. The league fine will be donated to a charity of the player’s choice.

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It is my personal opinion that a Holocaust denial law will soon be passed in America.  I blogged about this at https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2013/03/29/when-a-holocaust-denial-law-is-eventually-passed-in-america-what-will-us-citizens-be-required-to-believe/