negationist


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negationist

(nɪˈɡeɪʃənɪst)
n
a person who denies or refutes something
adj
denying or refusing to believe
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Lawyer David Dassa-Le Deist said he was filing a defamation suit against Le Monde newspaper, which identified his client as a negationist -- someone who denies the Holocaust.
Hegedus, who is an admirer of British negationist David Irving, has a long record of antisemitic pronouncements.
Just down the rue Malebranche, the Librairie roumaine, frequented by disgruntled exiles of the Iron Guard, peddles negationist and neo-fascist literature.
And, of course, there has been a pronounced negationist effort to deny involvement in crimes against Jews, to attempt deflecting the responsibility for the atrocities on subordinates and on Jewish "provocations," and even to transform Antonescu into a savior of Jews.
And how could they particularly support Marine Le Pen, who is the daughter of Jean-Marie, the notorious Holocaust negationist who founded the party and endowed it with much of its anti-Semitism?
A people's knowledge of the history of its oppression is part of its heritage and, as such, must be ensured by appropriate measures in fulfilment of the State's duty to preserve archives and other evidence concerning violations of human rights and humanitarian law and to facilitate knowledge of those violations, Such measures shall be aimed at preserving the collective memory from extinction and, in particular, at guarding against the development of revisionist and negationist arguments.
One wonders whether John Paul 11 would recognize his steps' being followed m the revision of the Good Friday prayer and the (January, 2009) process of reconciliation started with the Society of Saint Plus X, including lifting the excommunication against Richard Williamson (though done in ignorance of the latter's outspoken negationist views and now dependent on his renunciation of the same).
The entire Jewish people is ultimately implicated in the negationist anti-Zionist methodology even though for the present there is a distinction which is usually drawn by liberals between "good" and "bad" Jews.
Wolf understands and brings to light the complexities and interrelations among knowledge, memory, and denial, and, more importantly, the cost for complicity in such revisionist or negationist repudiations.
The British fundamentalist Bishop, Richard Williamson, who was deported from Argentina for his negationist comments, has been warned that such arguments are punished under criminal law in most member states, announced the Czech EU Presidency and the European Commission after the Council of Justice Ministers, on 27 February in Brussels.
Romanians replaced Jews as the chief victims of Nazism under communism (Cioflanca, 2004) as atrocities were minimized, exceptionalism propagated, Antonescu rehabilitated, and negationist historiography dominated the discourse (Cioflanca, 2004).
The negationist approach within Islamic movements mainly reflects a fundamentalist point of view which portrays democracy as blasphemy and the mother of all evils.