Reuters reports that Oxford University’s debating club has invited Holocaust denier David Irving and National Party leader Nick Griffin to speak at a free speech forum on Monday. Several MPs also invited to speak at the forum refused to share the same platform with Irving and Griffin and will be given time to speak before the actual debate as AP reports. Supporters of the invitation of Irving and Griffin argue that freedom of speech entailed that anybody was entitled to share their opinion while opponents asked the debating club to reconsider the invitation.
In other news, co-founder of Germany’s extremely left-wing RAF and later lawyer of the extremely right-wing NPD Horst Mahler has been sentenced to six months in prison without probation by a German court for doing the Hitler salute. Mahler previously served time in prison on grounds of denying the Holocaust and using of non-constitutional symbols.