Fat holocaust denier set free in Austria
David Irving (Reuters, right), notorious Holocaust denying pseudo-historian and all around fat pig, was released from jail in Austria following an appeal on his 3 year sentence. In Austria, denying the Holocaust is a crime that can land you up to 10 years in jail. BBC, Holocaust denier to be released:
An Austrian appeals court has ruled that UK historian David Irving - jailed for denying the Holocaust - should be released on probation.Although the Biased Broadcasting Clique hails Irving as a "UK historian," the academic world has rejected his status as such. He is no more a historian than bigfoot researchers are scientists.
Irving is now being held in police detention and will be deported to the UK on Thursday, officials said.
Irving was convicted in February in a case that sparked international debate about the limits of freedom of speech.
In 1989 he spoke in Austria denying the existence of gas chambers at Auschwitz, though he later said he was "mistaken".
The appeals court in Vienna had heard calls for both a reduction and increase in his sentence.
Irving on Wednesday welcomed his release and said he was "fit and well".
And for those who believe that Irving shouldn't have been "persecuted for free speech," note this: free speech does not include libel, slander, hate speech, or incitement to genocide.