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From oneb!!utcsri!utnut!!uunet!decwrl!!!!!quirke_a Sat Apr  3 07:33:59 PST 1993
Article: 1630 of alt.revisionism
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Subject: Newspaper story
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Date: 3 Apr 93 14:33:04 NZST
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>From "The Dominion", a major Wellington daily, Sat 3 April, 1993

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. [Grammar error theirs.]
   Mr Irving, deported from Canada last year for making an unauthorised lecture
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
   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 Department. - NZPA

   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.

Tony Quirke, Wellington, New Zealand.
"Usenet is like a herd of performing elephants with diarrhea -- massive, 
difficult to redirect, awe-inspiring, entertaining, and a source of mind-
boggling amounts of excrement when you least expect it."--gene spafford,1992

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