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October 29, 2015

Irish Holocaust denier sentenced to 5 months in jail

This man was sentenced to 5 months in jail for

Dermot Mulqueen was sentenced to 5 months in jail for “performance art” related to the Holocaust

The following quote is from a news article which you can read in full here.

Sentencing Mr Mulqueen, Judge Durcan said that Mr Mulqueen “may have a view and an interpretation of history, but it is an historical fact that the Holocaust was the greatest crime perpetrated against a section of mankind in the history of mankind”.

Does Ireland have a law against Holocaust denial?  Not that I know of, but what difference does that make?  Judge Durcan has decreed that the Holocaust is a historical fact.

The news article continues with this quote:

[Dermot Mulqueen’s attorney] Mr Moylan said that his client “was taken aback” to be arrested in the first place. He said that his client is single with no children, has no previous convictions and is currently on social welfare after previously working in Dublin as a taxi-driver.

In his statement to Gardai, Mr Mulqueen said: “I found out that the Holocaust was a hoax in August 2013 after coming across a video by David Cole on Auschwitz on YouTube.”

[David Cole is a famous Jewish Holocaust denier who had to go into hiding after he did his famous video.]

Mr Mulqueen told Gardai: “I am not a racist but I have found out that the Holocaust was a hoax and I wanted to highlight this so that other people would realise this.”

He said that “people are not aware that Jews declared war first on Germany in 1933” and that putting the axe through the TV was an act against “Zionist Holocaust brainwashing”.

He said: “I had no intention to harm any member of the public.” He confirmed to Gardai that he was not on any medication or suffering from any mental illness.

Mr Mulqueen said that the Nazis had no plans to exterminate the Jews but had a territorial final solution to move the Jews from German held territory “and I have problems with this Holocaust religion”.

In evidence, Mr Mulqueen told Judge Durcan: “I never realised you could get arrested for swinging any axe into your own TV.”

Mr Mulqueen said that the YouTube video he watched shows that the gas chambers at Auschwitz were actually a bomb shelter converted into a gas chamber after WWII.

[The Nazis converted a crematorium at Auschwitz into a bomb shelter, and after the war, the Holocaustians converted the bomb shelter into a fake gas chamber. ]

Under cross examination from Insp Tom Kennedy, Mr Mulqueen said: “I wasn’t breaking the law – I was breaking a taboo. There was nothing threatening about what I did.”

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Asked by Insp Kennedy did he realise how his ‘performance’ would be so offensive in his claim that the Holocaust was a hoax, Mr Mulqueen replied: “There is a whole industry out there that have made a fortune out of putting forward the Holocaust hoax. The legal profession has made a fortune and it it offensive to all the people on the gravy train. The Germans never had a extermination final solution – they had a territorial final solution.”

In response to a plea by Mr Moylan to suspend the jail term, Judge Durcan refused by virtue of Mr Mulqueen’s behaviour.

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In my humble opinion, this is a dangerous precedent.  A country that has no law against Holocaust denial is now preparing to send a man to jail for 5 months for expressing an opinion through performance art.

I previously blogged about what people will be required, by law, to believe if there is ever a Holocaust denial law passed in the USA: