Two Claim Asylum
Interesting incident developing. Two Englishmen, Simon Sheppard and Steven Whittle from Leeds, Yorkshire are being held in an immigration jail at Los Angeles International Airport where they are claiming political asylum. They are on the run from U.K. authorities where they were convicted of Holocaust denial.
It ain't gonna work, of course, since the Jews have no intention of allowing such a precedent to be set, but it will be interesting to see what excuse the U.S. courts use to violate our own law. Both men are clearly eligible for asylum since their "conviction" and persecution is clearly politically motivated, and also since their "crime" isn't even a criminal offense here. I'm sure the judge (probably a Jew) won't let little details like the letter of the law stand in their way before sending them back to Parkhurst Prison, but still.
It usually takes years to adjudicate these mostly bogus asylum claims from Third Worlders, and they are almost always released on their own recognizance while the process goes on. Not here, I'll wager. What would you want to bet these two blokes are fast-tracked and hustled out of here so fast it makes their heads spin?