British Blogger Who Sang About Holocaust Denial Convicted
(JTA) — A British blogger who posted songs on YouTube denying the Holocaust was convicted in London of sending “offensive, indecent or menacing messages.”
Alison Chabloz, 54, was convicted by a Westminster Magistrates’ Court judge Friday for writing, performing and disseminating three songs about Nazi persecution, including one about the young diarist Anne Frank.
Chabloz, who claimed in one of her songs that the Holocaust was “just a bunch of lies,” will be sentenced next month.
She was further convicted of posting a third song on YouTube.
During one session of her trial in January, Chabloz sang along in the courtroom as the judge reviewed the videos of her singing.
The Campaign Against Antisemitism watchdog initially brought a private prosecution against Chabloz before the Crown Prosecution Service took over.
“This verdict sends a strong message that in Britain, Holocaust denial and antisemitic conspiracy theories will not be tolerated,” said Gideon Falter, the group’s chairman.