Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Arson at Holocaust History Project

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The Holocaust History Project--a collection of writings and historical texts concerning the Holocaust--based in San Antonio has been the victim of a confirmed arson:

In the early hours of March 6, 2006, a fire broke out at a warehouse complex near San Antonio International Airport, causing extensive damage to the offices of The Holocaust History Project (THHP), an organization that has been, for the last ten years, in the forefront of confronting Holocaust denial online, in addition to providing educational materials to students throughout the world. Arson investigators now have confirmed that the fire was intentionally set and are continuing their investigation.

It was just the latest in a series of attacks with the apparent intent to silence THHP. For the past 18 months, the THHP website has been under an unprecedented Distributed Denial of Service attack. This cyber attack began on September 11, 2004, and is being carried out by a specially modified version of the MyDoom computer worm, programmed to target the THHP web server. See the THHP statement:

Thanks to good people like Orac at Respectful Insolence, the word is getting out that these fascist scum will not silence those that tell the truth. There's no better disinfectant than putting lies out in the light.

Visit the THHP site and read of the good works they are doing. It's sad that we still need organization to refute holocaust deniers in the 21st Century, but as my previous post outlined, anti-Semitism is still a threat.

Updates: With idiots such as this, the fight must continue. Comparing Wal-Mart to the Holocaust--can these inane simple minds sink any lower?

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