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Parliament Debates Giving Fischer Citizenship

The Icelandic Parliament is debating offering former world chessmaster Bobby Fischer Icelandic citizenship. Fischer was the first American to win the World Championship of chess in 1972, in a much publicized match in Reykjavík. While here, he apparently made life-long connections.

Fischer is wanted in the US for violating UN sanctions and playing a chess match in Yugoslavia in 1992.

Though Fischer has never returned to Iceland, he did conduct a phone interview with Icelandic television station Stöd 2, in which he stated that he was being poisoned by a leaking nuclear reactor.

Asked if he wanted to move to Iceland he stated: “I want to get out of this fucking Japland.” He is currently in custody in Japan.

He also explained that if deported to America, he will be murdered for beating Jews in chess, as “the country is full of Jews.”

Fischer is famous for his anti-Semitic remarks, though most news sources point out that Fischer’s mother was Jewish.

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