For years now I have called for Holocaust denial to be made illegal in Britain. That also includes mocking the Holocaust. Yet, whenever I make this suggestion I am accused of attacking freedom of speech.
Holocaust denial and mocking the Holocaust is not freedom of speech, both are offensive and disrespectful to the victims and survivors of the Holocaust. Hitler and the Nazis were responsible for the murder of 6 million people in concentration camps and most of them were Jews.
Holocaust deniers and conspiracy theorists dispute the events of the war but they have not once provided any concrete evidence to back up their unsubstantiated claims; they merely dress up opinion and conspiracy as fact.
The survivors of the Holocaust are living proof that it happened, but the words of crazy conspiracy theorists carry no weight.
I believe Holocaust denial should be made illegal in Britain. If a person sprays graffiti on a cenotaph then they are rightly arrested for it and are accused of disrespecting the war dead, yet a person can freely deny or mock the Holocaust. Are their actions not also disrespecting the war dead? One rule for one and another rule for another.
Here is just one shocking example of why Holocaust denial needs to be banned in Britain. Conspiracy theorists aim to change the course of history by denying the Holocaust happened. They must be stopped from poisoning people’s minds.