Hypocrites. Don't ever pontificate about your level of free speech in your society. An open and free society should allow its people to express their thoughts even if they are not in accordance with the sane world. I think this law is a manifestation of Europe's solidified guilt from the WW2 era regarding the Nazis. In that case then you ought to make laws making it a crime to assert the European African colonialism was a good thing, for example, along with other acts of evil Western Europe has done. We all know Holocaust deniers in desperate need of attention. Let them become figures of ridicule; it's not the problem of the sane world.
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from the article: Italy approves law making Holocaust denial a crime