David Irving, crap historian, is being held in Austria under laws that criminalize denial of the Holocaust.
An interior ministry spokesman said police in the province of Styria acted on a warrant issued in 1989 to arrest him last Friday.
Just in case there are those who don’t know:
In his books, Mr Irving has argued that the scale of the extermination of the Jews by the Nazis in World War II has been exaggerated.
He also claimed that Nazi leader Adolf Hitler knew nothing of the Holocaust.
He told a libel hearing in London in 2000 that there had been no gas chambers at the Auschwitz camp.
He lost the case and the judge branded him “an active Holocaust denier”.
So, all-round nice guy, then.
Still, no need to worry, David. I’m thinking of starting a campaign for your immediate release. I already have some ideas for leaflets. After all, everybody is entitled to a….
….On second thoughts, I’ll just keep my fingers crossed for you that your cell-mate is not some 6ft 4in, 16-and-a-half stone builder called ‘Abraham’.