Wellington, New Zealand, Saturday, April 3,
Shofar FTP Archive File:
NZ unlikely to
ban right-wing historian.
IMMIGRATION Minister Maurice
McTigue is unlikely to step in to prevent
controversial British historian David Irving
visiting New Zealand.
Mr Irving was banned
last month from touring Australia by former
immigration minister Gerry Hand because of
his outspoken right-wing opinions which have
outraged international Jewish communities.
He has claimed German leader Adolf Hitler
had little involvement in the Holocaust and also by
playing down the extent of the World War II
massacre of Jews.
Mr Irving, deported
from Canada last year for making an
tour, also claims the New Zealand Jewish community
is pressuring the Government to reject any visa
application he may make.
"I haven't applied for a visa to go to New
Zealand but a university there has invited me to
lecture in Auckland," he said. "If I go to
Australia I have every intention of speaking in New
Zealand as well."
Last night, Mr McTigue's office said nothing on
Mr Irving had come into the office yet for comment.
They understood Mr McTigue would not step in unless
he was asked by the Immigration
the enemy operates: from the archives of
the Nizkor (Hebrew: "never again") website
. . .
I'D like to be able to write a Letter
to the Editor, and perhaps a few of the
local newsgroups, not opposing his
entry, but outlining the biases in his
reasoning, and his past. If anyone,
such as Ken McVay or Danny
Keren, has prepared information
packages on him, including references
to source documents if possible, that
are not overly large, please email me
with them. Thank you.
Wellington, New Zealand.
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