Friday, February 27, 2009

What, the Iranian president wouldn't take his call?

So Richard Williamson, the bishop who came in from the cold, was all set to get his mitre approved by Benedict XVI -- all the good bishop had to do was to apologize for his Holocaust denials. But the Vatican is dissatisfied with his apology, which managed not to address whether the Holocaust happened or not.

Apparently this could be partly because, when Bishop Williamson decided he needed to find out a bit more regarding this "Holocaust" thingie, he figured the logical person to turn to was ... David Irving.
In recent media reports in Britain and Italy, David Irving, a historian who served jail time in Austria for Holocaust denial, said that Bishop Williamson had contacted him seeking material on the Holocaust.

“I explained to him that the best thing would be to admit that there were mass homicides organized from 1942 to 1943 in three camps controlled by Himmler: Treblinka, Sobibor and Belzec,” Mr. Irving said in an interview with the Italian daily La Stampa on Friday, referring to Heinrich Himmler, one of Hitler’s key deputies.

“The numbers need to be checked, but his excellency can’t debate that they happened,” Mr. Irving added.
1942 to 1943 ... only 3 camps ... and as Irving's previously argued, it was Himmler's fault. Oh, and don't believe those numbers you've heard about either. Lovely. Williamson and Irving should go start their own church. I'm sure they could think of some striking holy symbol ... some variation on the cross, perhaps.

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