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    • Jacob Blues
    • 12.10.07 | 22:11 (IST)

    Once again, the same false argument about free speech is raised. As was argued when Columbia University received Iranian president Ahamdinejad. The issue is not free speech, but an honorable platform for someone who's views are odious and false. David Irving, lost his libel trial in London against Holocaust scholar Deborah Lipshadt several years ago. He was taken to task by the judge for his shameful so-called research. The Holocaust denier deserves no such honorable platform. If he wants to rant, let him go take his soapbox to some steet corner and he can receive all the mockery he deserves. But Oxford University is supposed to be a bastion of scholarship, among the best in the world. Irving deserves no place at that table.

    from the article: Oxford Union reportedly invited Holocaust denier Irving to speak
    First published 00:00 12.10.07 | Last updated 00:00 12.10.07
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