Talk:Bruno Gollnisch

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The French version of this article contains far more information (and well-sourced at that) about the holocaust denial section of this article, and reading that article, it would seem that Gollnish's comments were severly distorted. I have finals coming up and thus no time to fix it now, but the tag needs to be put in place until the article is fixed. I intend to translate the French article fully. If you read French, take a look at the French version and you'll see exactly what I mean. Oh, P.S. -- I can't stand the Front National at all, but we should be accurate :) --Zantastik 00:28, 22 Apr 2005 (UTC)

This section is highly controversial on fr: and even got us legal threats. We should be prudent before copying stuff. David.Monniaux 13:40, 15 May 2005 (UTC)

Controversy[edit]

I suggest to update this part with the ruling of the court :

On January 16, 2007, the court found Gollnisch guilty of Holocaust denial and sentenced him to three-month suspended jail and 60,000 Euros in damages and fine. He was also fired on these grounds from teaching position in Li'on University. [1]

--Geo115fr 23:08, 18 January 2007 (UTC)

Some detailed info if somebody wants to write, European parliament report on the request for defence of the immunity and privileges of Bruno Gollnisch. (doc, html) --Zache 12:02, 12 September 2007 (UTC)

So let me see if I understand this correctly - If a person states that they feel that historians should have freedom of speech on the issue of the holocaust, this makes them a "holocaust denier"? So basically anyone who believes in freedom of speech is a holocaust denier? Is that what this article is trying to say? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.109.239.233 (talk) 08:26, 9 September 2010 (UTC)

This is really not quite as simple. "Free spech on Holocaust matters" does indeed sound innocuous at face value. But in France, thanks to, or because of, the Loi Gayssot, it has become a code word for Holocaust denial. I won't dwell on that issue for long, but suffice to say that it is people like Robert Faurisson who are always the first to ask for that kind of freedom of speech. You might also ponder on this: http://www.rue89.com/2010/09/12/chomsky-se-risque-encore-dans-le-bourbier-des-negationnistes-166289. --Insert coins (talk) 12:09, 9 February 2011 (UTC)
That's not what the article or it's authors say, but it seems that is what the French courts made of the Gollnisch statement. The whole issue shows that legislation against Holocaust "denial" not only endangers the freedom of speech of those who doubt the official Holocaust version, but of everyone. I do however think we need more context in the article on that. --41.151.175.135 (talk) 07:45, 20 January 2012 (UTC)

His Wife[edit]

Japanese wikipedia state that his wife is a Japanese. Google search in Japanese show multiple pages stating this as a fact. I'm rather puzzled that there is zero mention of this in Japanese or English media. (I can't read French, I'm afraid.) Is this one of non-AngloSaxon media's habit of make private life of politician off limit? Vapour (talk)

  1. ^ http://www.boston.com/news/world/europe/articles/2007/01/18/french_far_rightist_fined_for_holocaust_remarks/