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Celeon999
01-30-2007, 06:16 AM
Germany won`t seek EU-wide ban of swastikas anymore (http://www.dw-world.com/dw/article/0,2144,2330716,00.html)

Like i said http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Chances for bringing that through were very low right from the beginning.

The next thing that will fail is the EU-wide Holocaust denial law.

Foolish to think that you can push something like this through.

Celeon999
01-30-2007, 06:16 AM
Germany won`t seek EU-wide ban of swastikas anymore (http://www.dw-world.com/dw/article/0,2144,2330716,00.html)

Like i said http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Chances for bringing that through were very low right from the beginning.

The next thing that will fail is the EU-wide Holocaust denial law.

Foolish to think that you can push something like this through.

Kaleun1961
01-30-2007, 11:48 AM
Canada has anti-hate legislation, which, while not an anti-Holocaust denial law, has been used to prosecute those who have tried to push that idea. We had one Canadian of German origin who was very public in his campaign of Holocaust denial. He was eventually prosecuted, stripped of his citizenship and deported. There was also a famous case of a high school history teacher who got into trouble for pushing that type of view in the classroom. The school board dismissed him and he appealed his dismissal all the way up to the Supreme Court of Canada. He lost his case. Canada is a fairly tolerant state, but people who try to stir up trouble of this sort are liable to prosecution. Canada is home to people from many parts of the world, including such hotspots as the former Yugoslavia. There is no tolerance here for those who would try to perpetuate their former feuds on Canadian soil.

Funnily enough, the Ontario town of Swastika has not changed its name. The citizens felt they should not have to change their town's name over Hitler's hijacking of an ancient symbol. During WW1 the town of Berlin changed its name to Kitchener. By WW2, Ontarians were fed up with having to change their signs because of German militarism.