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Sat Jun 14, 2014, 03:04 AM

Jim Keegstra, Holocaust denier who took hate speech battle to Supreme Court, dead at 80

Jim Keegstra, who has died aged 80, was a Holocaust denying high school teacher, mechanic, and mayor of Eckville, Alta., whose prosecution for the wilful promotion of hatred went all the way to the Supreme Court of Canada, where the controversial law was upheld as a fair limit on free speech.

He died June 2, and his funeral was last Friday in Red Deer, where he worked for many years as the custodian of an apartment building. The cause was an enlarged heart after a prolonged illness, according to his son, Darren Keegstra.

Fixated on the anti-Semitic forgery, the Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion, Mr. Keegstra denigrated Jews to his students in the 1980s.

“I got onto this through the scripture,” he told the journalist Robert Mason Lee in 1985. “Here was a people who denied everything about Christ, yet they were called the chosen people. That is a contradiction.”

more: http://news.nationalpost.com/2014/06/13/jim-keegstra-holocaust-denier-who-took-hate-speech-battle-to-supreme-court-dead-at-80/

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Reply Jim Keegstra, Holocaust denier who took hate speech battle to Supreme Court, dead at 80 (Original post)
Behind the Aegis Jun 2014 OP
Omaha Steve Jun 2014 #1
ismnotwasm Jun 2014 #2
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Sat Jun 14, 2014, 05:00 AM

1. I doubt he really died


Publicity stunt.

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Sun Jun 15, 2014, 01:50 PM

2. Now he finds out what that kind of hate gets him.

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Response to ismnotwasm (Reply #2)

Mon Jun 16, 2014, 02:04 AM

3. At times like this, I wish I believed.

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Wed Jun 18, 2014, 02:14 PM

4. Good riddance to a malignant piece of shit. . .

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