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In Bavaria, even. What is going on here?  Crazy

+Williamson, I am praying for you.  Pray



Bishop Convicted For Denying Holocaust
by The Associated Press


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FILE- British Bishop Richard Williamson, second from left foreground, is escorted out of London's Heathrow airport by police and security officers after arriving on a flight from Argentina, in London, in this file photo dated Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009. Ultraconservative Bishop Williamson did not appear at the German court Friday April 16, 2010, where he is being tried for allegedly denying the Holocaust, which is a criminal offense in Germany.


Associated Press FILE- British Bishop Richard Williamson, second from left foreground, is escorted out of London's Heathrow airport by police and security officers after arriving on a flight from Argentina, in London, in this file photo dated Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009. Ultraconservative Bishop Williamson did not appear at the German court Friday April 16, 2010, where he is being tried for allegedly denying the Holocaust, which is a criminal offense in Germany.
text size A A A BERLIN April 16, 2010, 11:10 am ET 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.

The court ordered a fine of euro12,000 for Williamson last year, without a trial. But the bishop appealed, forcing his case to be tried publicly.

Lossmann said that Williamson had explicitly asked the Swedish television crew conducting the interview not to broadcast it in Germany.

In issuing her ruling, Judge Karin Frahm said the bishop could not have expected that the clip would show up on YouTube and be seen directly in Germany, and that led her to reduce the fine, court spokesman Bernhard Schneider told the AP.

The journalists who conducted the interview ignored a court order to attend the trial, Lossmann said, leaving the judge to rely on written statements as testimony.

"That does not do a case like this justice," Lossmann said.

The interview was conducted near Regensburg and was granted shortly before Williamson's excommunication was lifted by Pope Benedict XVI, along with that of three other bishops from the anti-modernization movement of the late Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre.

The American Gathering of Holocaust Survivors said in a statement it welcomed the ruling as "a symbol of modern German determination to prohibit the dissemination of Holocaust denial on its soil."

The U.S.-based group's vice president, Elan Steinberg, called Williamson's remarks vile and craven and called upon his order and the Vatican to cut all ties with him.

The lifting of Williamson's excommunication sparked outrage among Jewish groups and in Israel. The Vatican's handling of the affair prompted criticism from German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Six million Jews were killed during the Nazi Holocaust, many of them murdered in gas chambers.

Williamson lives in Britain.
 
Yup...

He fought the law and the law won....he fought the law and the law won.
(04-21-2010, 01:50 AM)amasimp Wrote: [ -> ]Yup...

He fought the law and the law won....he fought the law and the law won.

So did Christ, but the law didnt win in the end. And neither will it for the good Arch B.W

I'll be praying for this good servant of Christ. Pray Pray
What are the statistics for this type of conviction? They must have a scorecard. I would like to know what their game plan is for the next few innings.
quote from article:
"Six million Jews were killed during the Nazi Holocaust, many of them murdered in gas chambers."
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Nice how the article ends with this factoid. They gotta make sure that they keep the mantra going, just in case anyone might have a second thought.

Where are the lightening bolts of old, that could save us from such media?
(04-21-2010, 03:47 AM)winoblue1 Wrote: [ -> ]quote from article:
"Six million Jews were killed during the Nazi Holocaust, many of them murdered in gas chambers."
_____

Nice how the article ends with this factoid. They gotta make sure that they keep the mantra going, just in case anyone might have a second thought.

Where are the lightening bolts of old, that could save us from such media?

They've changed the mantra, they used to claim ALL of them in the gas chambers.  And of course the OTHER six million murdered, the Catholics and other ethnics (weren't Gypsies also mostly Catholic of some back-country form?) never get mentioned.
Because they keep on sayin' 6 million, I keep sayin' that Simon Wiesenthal said 5 million is an exaggeration. He was privy to all of the Nazi records, and the ADL and B'nai B'rith repaid his remark with taking the records away from him. Just like Skippy Peanut Butter "you are there"
tim
But he didn't "deny" the Holocaust in Germany or on German television, nor is he a German citizen, so how can he be convicted for a German law?
(04-21-2010, 04:11 AM)littlerose Wrote: [ -> ]
(04-21-2010, 03:47 AM)winoblue1 Wrote: [ -> ]quote from article:
"Six million Jews were killed during the Nazi Holocaust, many of them murdered in gas chambers."
_____

Nice how the article ends with this factoid. They gotta make sure that they keep the mantra going, just in case anyone might have a second thought.

Where are the lightening bolts of old, that could save us from such media?

They've changed the mantra, they used to claim ALL of them in the gas chambers.  And of course the OTHER six million murdered, the Catholics and other ethnics (weren't Gypsies also mostly Catholic of some back-country form?) never get mentioned.

Yes, I understand that most of the other 6 million were Polish, people from a country that was largely Catholic at the time. Accordingly, there were almost as many Catholics killed as there were Jews (if not as many). Why don't we ever hear about them?
(04-21-2010, 09:37 AM)Satori Wrote: [ -> ]But he didn't "deny" the Holocaust in Germany or on German television, nor is he a German citizen, so how can he be convicted for a German law?

The interview was with Swedish television, but was held in Germany.
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