Deported for committing thought crimes

! This post hasn't been updated in over a year. A lot can change in a year including my opinion and the amount of naughty words I use. There's a good chance that there's something in what's written below that someone will find objectionable. That's fine, if I tried to please everybody all of the time then I'd be a Lib Dem (remember them?) and I'm certainly not one of those. The point is, I'm not the kind of person to try and alter history in case I said something in the past that someone can use against me in the future but just remember that the person I was then isn't the person I am now nor the person I'll be in a year's time.

Via an Englishman’s Castle, an Australian holocaust denier has been arrested in the UK to be extradited to Germany to stand trial for breaking their holocaust denial laws.

Dr Toben runs a holocaust denial website which is illegal in Germany but not in England. He was in transit from the US to Dubai, stopping off in the UK, when police boarded the plane and arrested him for German thought crimes.

Toben will be extradited to Germany under a European Arrest Warrant – another anti-terrorism law that’s being abused – which requires only that the subject of the warrant has been accused of something that is a crime in an EU member state. No evidence is required, or even requested. There is no right of appeal and extradition is granted automatically. Most importantly, the offence that the subject is accused of doesn’t have to be a crime in the country it was supposed to have been committed in.

Under EU rules, Germany would have been within its rights to have demanded the extradition of Prince Harry for breaking their laws banning the glorification of Naziism when he dressed up in an SS uniform because, despite being a prince and 3rd in line to the throne, under EU rules he is an ordinary EU citizen.

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  1. axel (1214 comments) says:

    He’s an aussie, of convict stock, so what?

    Joking aside, this is a weird one, how did the krauts know he was flying through Heathrow? Also, he was airside, which i think means it has special legal status, can they mot leave refugees there without doing anything about them because it is not britain? Was there not a tom hanks film about that premise?

    Does this mean that, the holocaust denier guy can be be wheeched off to germany too, at a moments notice? He used to lecture at edinburgh university, he has been in jail in austria but his name escapes me?

  2. axel (1214 comments) says:

    Is wearing nazi regalia illegal too? :O

  3. John Franklyn (59 comments) says:

    I believe you can be done, if you play a playstation game for example that allows the nazi’s to win!!

  4. The Secret Person (15 comments) says:

    If they arrest Prince Harry, they’ll have to get Ed Balls as well.

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