Friday, February 09, 2007

Elie Wiesel Attacked by Neo-Nazi

This article calls Wiesel's assailant a "Holocaust-denier," but the difference is academic, at best:
SAN FRANCISCO - In a bizarre attack, a well-known author and Holocaust scholar was dragged out of a San Francisco hotel elevator by an apparent Holocaust denier who reportedly had been trailing him for weeks.

In a posting Tuesday on the anti-Zionist Web site ZioPedia, a writer using the name Eric Hunt takes credit for the attack: “After ensuring no women would be traumatized by what I had to do (I had been trailing Wiesel for weeks), I stopped the elevator at the sixth floor. I pulled Wiesel out of the elevator. I said I wanted to interview him.”
The Ziopedia site is down. You can view their Google-cached front page here. The authors include Australians, Germans, and Islamists, and the stories listed have charming subjects like claiming that Jewish Blood Libel is true (Jews drink the blood of Gentile babies), the Holocaust never happened, and it's perfectly justified for brave jihadi babyhunters to murder any Jews they can get their hands on.

They also run the full complement of anti-American Iraq war propaganda so beloved of our loyal opposition on the Leftard wing of the Democratic party.

One hopes that this website is down due to government action. Though the Whois information lists Andrew Winkler of Australia as the registering party, the site is hosted in Virginia. Nice to know this seemy collection of maniacs has a domestic component.