Sunday, October 15, 2006

France to enact 1984 style "thought crimes" law?

Its my belief that the Armenian massacre likely did happen. However, to imprison and fine someone for stating they believe otherwise is absurd. The whole concept of "free speech" hinges on the absolute right of the loons and crazies to believe whatever absurdities they choose.

Can you imagine such a thing happening in the US if someone proposed a national law with similar penalties for anyone who was one of the idiot 9/11 "truthers"? I can't.

...Ankara denies accusations that some 1.5 million Armenians perished in a systematic genocide during World War One, saying large numbers of both Christian Armenians and Muslim Turks died in a partisan conflict raging at that time.

Turkey has protested against Thursday's lower house vote, which establishes a one year prison term and 45,000 euro (30,326 pound) fine for anyone denying the massacres...

H/T No Pasarant

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