Tuesday, February 05, 2008

UK Government Denounces 'Holocaust' e-Mail As Hoax

Via Computerworld UK.

The UK government is taking unprecedented steps to combat an email that has been widely distributed online.

The "Holocaust Ban" email hoax claims that the Holocaust is no longer going to be studied in UK schools because of fears of offending Muslims. Ed Balls, the UK’s secretary of state for children, schools and families, yesterday issued a statement to media and embassies worldwide denouncing the email as a hoax.

Balls said he wanted to "put an end once and for all to the myth" spread by the email. He said teaching the Holocaust remains "non-negotiable” in UK schools.

Part of the chain letter email claims: “This week [the] UK removed The Holocaust from its school curriculum because it ‘offended’ the Moslem population which claims it never occurred. This is a frightening portent of the fear that is gripping the world and how easily each country is giving into it.”

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