Alison Chabloz has avoided a jail term for posting anti-Semitic songs online
An anti-Semitic song writer who claimed the holocaust was ‘meaningless’ and said the Germans were unfairly blamed for the Second World War avoided a jail term today.
Alison Chabloz, 53, had laughed in court as she was read lyrics to her songs mocked Jews being fashioned into lampshades, having their heads shrunk and being turned into bars of soap.
She was convicted of three charges of sending by a public communications network an offensive, indecent or menacing message or material last month.
Chabloz was sentenced to 20 weeks imprisonment suspended for two years and banned from social media for a year.
It emerged today that messages she has written online since her conviction had led to her followerds posting abusive comments about Judaism and death threats to the trial judge, John Zani.
Adrian Davies, defending, said: ‘Explaining some of the comments on Mrs Chabloz’s blog – those of course are postings which Mrs Chabloz is not personally responsible.
‘I understand she has taken them down and especially one – the theat to murder.
‘Frankly some individual who is mentally unstable has threatened to kill the trial judge on the internet.’
Chabloz uploaded tunes to YouTube including one defining Nazi death camp Auschwitz as ‘a theme park’ and the gas chambers a ‘proven hoax’.
Westminster Magistrates’ Court has previously heard how Chabloz described Auschwitz as ‘a theme park for fools’ in one of her songs entitled (((survivors))).
The blogger, who describes herself as a revisionist, denied sending offensive material.
She claimed that the prosecution brought against her is an attack on her freedom of speech, although she admitted to police that her songs were ‘close to the bone’.
But despite her claims, she was convicted of three charges last month.
District Judge John Zani told Chabloz: ‘The right to freedom of speech in the court’s view is fundamental to a fully functioning democratic society, however, the law has clearly instructed that this is a qualified right.
‘You either intended to insult those to whom the material was directed or you must have been aware of the risk.
‘You have been convicted of three serious offences the third while on bail.’
The trial led to clashes between Chabloz’s supporters and those who criticised her
Prosecutor Karen Robinson had earlier told the court: ‘This defendant used social media platforms – plural – to make available to others recordings of three songs each of which are grossly offensive in lyrics and in some cases musical accompaniment.
‘The songs were undoubtedly anti-Semitic, they were explicitly and exclusively references to Jewish people and the Holocaust.’
Chabloz, of Glossop, Derbyshire, denied but was convicted of three counts of sending by a public communications network an offensive, indecent or menacing message or material.
Judge Zani sentenced her to 20 weeks imprisonment suspended for two years, banned her from social media for a year and ordered her to perform 180 hours unpaid work and pay costs of £600.