EU freedom of speech runs further down the drain

In another blow to freedom of speech and democracy in the European Union, France has made it a crime, punishable by a year in prison and a 45,000 Euro fine, for denying that the Armenians suffered genocide at the hands of the Turks in 1915 (see my previous post on Holocaust denial in Europe). While it is apparently an undeniable historical fact that this genocide occured, and Turkey’s refusal to recognize this genocide is appalling, what drugs are people taking to make it a crime to question historical events, particularly those that happened as long ago as 1915 when only a handful of people alive today even existed? In my mind, the passing of ridiculous, totalitarian and politicized laws like this highlight the necessity of adopting an EU Bill of Rights.

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