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Subject: David Irving: Antisemite
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"Mr. Justice Gray of the Queen's Bench Division, in giving judgment
against David Irving in April, 2000 wrote:<1>

"[Irving's] words are directed against Jews, either individually or
collectively, in the sense that they are by turns hostile, critical,
offensive, and derisory in their references to semitic people, their
characteristics and appearances. A few examples will suffice: Irving
has made claims that the Jews deserve to be disliked; that they
brought the Holocaust on themselves; that Jewish financiers are
crooked; that Jews generate anti-semitism by their greed and
mendacity; that it is bad luck for Mr. Wiesel to be called "Weasel";
that Jews are amongst the scum of humanity; that Jews scurry and hide
furtively, unable to stand the light of day; that Simon Wiesenthal has
a hideous, leering evil face; and so on... The inference which in my
judgment is clearly to be drawn from what Irving has said and written
is that he is anti-semitic." (Matas, David. Bloody Speech. Winnipeg &
Niagara Falls, 2000, p. 64)

<1> Judgment of April 11, 2000, paragraphs 13.101-105.


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