Skip to comments.England: Religious hate bill goes to vote
Posted on 01/30/2006 9:04:44 PM PST by freedom44
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There is something unsettling about watching the once great England put a gun to it's own head. They need to declare Islam a dangerous unreligeous ideology incompatable with the Commonwealth, but no, they choose suicide. Prisoners of their own misguided notions to the end.
Clear and present danger or incitement should be the standard. Anything less makes claims of supporting freedom of expression meaningless.
Should have been called the Islamofascist Protection Bill. Christians will continue to be ridiculed as before without penalty in UK academe and popular culture, but the first time someone speaks out against the moon-god death cultists, it's off to the Old Bailey wit' ya. Undoubtedly the Danish newspaper editorial cartoons would be prosecutable under this legislation. Whither freedom in Britain.
No kidding. I won't hold my breath waiting for some radical Imam to get prosecuted under this law.
Maybe a reality-sequel called "Big Brother: The Early Years" could be based entirely on domestic news and policy from the UK.
ROFL this is for anglo-celto-british brits! I assume it bans most of the BNP platform from public discourse.
I agree 100% History will view this as the beginning of the end. If this passes, then England will be added to my no-travel list.
England is already on my no-travel list. And therein lie my ancestors.
political correctness is going to be the death of civilized western society.
Why should self preservation be called hate crime?
The Brits apparently want to outlaw cartoons that might incite riots by ridiculing radical Islamism. Their attempt to surrender and go the dhimmi way won't solve the problem, though.
It is a good thing that the Jutland News is printed in Denmark. If they were English, they would soon be sshut down by the PC state.
Who speaks of liberty while the human mind is in chains? ~Francis Wright
Men fight for freedom, then they begin to accumulate laws to take it away from themselves.
He that would make his own liberty secure, must guard even his enemy from opposition; for if he violates this duty he establishes a precedent that will reach himself. ~Thomas Paine
These kind of laws are racist in the extreme. To say that only people who have a certain religion must be protected form freedom of the press and freedom of expresion is to say that they must be protected from the majority. This is to imply that they are a protected people, and more worthy of support ( and freedom) than the majority.
This kind of legislation is great to protect Pandas and Siberian Tigers, but not thoughts and ideas.
"Clear and present danger or incitement should be the standard."
Of course, but they've already got Muslims openly calling for the murder of "infidels" and nothing is done to them, or certainly nothing was being done before 9/11. So why are they even bothering with this nonsense?
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