EDITOR'S NOTE: Look who's dogmas are enforced by state law in Europe today. If one fails to assent his will to the dictates of the high priests of the EU state religion, Holocaustolatry, he will be chained, tried in a kangaroo court and sentenced to 3 years of solitary confinement in a dungeon. This is yet another of the contributions of Judaism to our contemporary world which we should be thankful for.
Is it just a coincidence that this announcement coincides with Israeli Chief Rabbi Metzer's visit to Rome? I only ask because Rabbi Meztger has recently called for the excommunication of Judaics who deny the sacred holocaust dogma of the 6 million. Promulgation and enforcement of holocaust dogma, apparently, are among his key responsibilities.
It's also worth noting that Metzger in March of 2006 called for the formation of a world body which would serve as a "United Nations of religious groups" undoubtedly intended to further exploit those religious groups for the purposes of Holocaustolatry.
When the rabbis pay visits to church and government authorities, treacherous acts by those authorities tend to soon follow.
Italian government to propose bill criminalizing Holocaust denial
The Associated Press
Published: January 19, 2007
ROME: The Italian government will propose legislation next week making it a crime to deny the Holocaust, the justice minister said Friday.
Clemente Mastella made the announcement as Germany pushes to criminalize incitement of hatred and acts of racist violence, including denying the genocide of Jews during World War II, throughout the 27-nation EU.
Germany holds the EU's rotating presidency.
"We must keep our guard high against any resurgence of anti-Semitism," Mastella said.
Mastella discussed the plan with Prime Minister Romano Prodi on Friday, and the two agreed to present a bill at next week's Cabinet meeting, the Justice Ministry said. Any proposal by the government would then require parliament's approval.
The Italian government's proposal would come shortly before Jan. 27, the day Auschwitz was liberated in 1945. The date was set aside for international Holocaust remembrance.
Mastella met Thursday afternoon with representatives of the Jewish communities in Italy, including Rome's chief rabbi Riccardo di Segni, to discuss the proposal, the ministry said.
Many EU nations already ban denials of the Holocaust, including Germany, France, Spain, Austria and Belgium.
Austria last year jailed British historian David Irving for questioning the Holocaust in a book published in the country.