February 25, 2009

LONDON (JTA) — A Holocaust revisionist bishop landed in his native Britain to face criticism from activists who have described him as an anti-Semite.

Bishop Richard Williamson was asked by the interior ministry in Argentina to leave the country last week. Williamson was fired from the seminary he headed near Buenos Aires earlier this month.

The Roman Catholic bishop decided to return to his home country, where he knew he could not be turned away.

In a Swedish television interview, Williamson said he believed “that the historical evidence is hugely against 6 million Jews having been deliberately gassed in gas chambers as a deliberate policy of Adolf Hitler.” He said no more than a few hundred Jews died in Europe during World War II.