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2 August 2017, 14:13
James O'Brien: This Is Why Holocaust Denial Is On The Rise
A leading campaigner has warned Holocaust denial could rise in the next 20 years, and James O’Brien has a theory why this is worryingly true.
Sir Peter Bazalgette, chair of the UK Holocaust Memorial Foundation, believes Holocaust denial “may well grow” rather than diminish over the next two decades.
It’s a concern James himself has raised and today during his LBC show the penny dropped as to why Holocaust denial is next in a “post-truth” era.
“What you have is the desire to ‘other’ a population,” James said.
“On this occasion as Britain and America are at the moment it’s Muslims and the desire is to portray them all as terrorists or paedophiles or members of grooming gangs.”
He continued: “They want to do the most textbook sort of style of ‘othering’, treat people differently, restrict their laws according to their ethnicity or background.
“For example you can’t come into this country if you were born into a certain background. You can’t access this service if you were born somewhere else.
“That kind of politics, and what they can’t do is admit that leads to the Holocaust.
“So if you’re buying into the idea of ‘othering’ Muslims or Irish people from the NHS or having having some kind of colour bar… If you subscribe to that set then you have to deny the Holocaust.”
Watch James’ full analysis in the video at the top of this page.