In a landmark decision, a UK court has sentenced an antisemite to 18 weeks in prison for disseminating grossly offensive material and messages on social media denying the Holocaust.
The sentencing makes Alison Chabloz the first person in the UK to be jailed specifically for Holocaust denial, under the terms of the 2003 Communications Act.
Chabloz, 57, was convicted for comments she made in an interview with a far-right online radio station in 2019.
“The Jews, they need to stop indoctrinating their children, you know, their grandparents were gassed just because they were Jews,” she said. “No wonder they grow up into psychotic maniacs. They are indoctrinated from birth with this bullshit, and they’ve been doing the same for centuries, even before the Holocaust.”
In a separate interview with a different radio station, Chabloz said that “anything that’s worth controlling will have Jews there controlling it.”
Chabloz accused Jews of inventing the Holocaust in order to profit financially. Hitler’s treatment of European Jews was caused by bad Jewish behavior, she added, and insisted that there was nothing wrong with saying “Hitler was right.” Chabloz claimed that the judge who convicted her had been intimidated by the “Jewish lobby.”
She then publicized the interviews on Gab account, a social networking site associated with neo-Nazis and other extremists.