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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-09-2005, 06:20 AM Thread Starter
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No free speech in UK

I said it the other day, here it come. This is how they take over and make you think the way they do.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/4075442.stm

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Religious hatred bill is unveiled

Controversial plans to make incitement to religious hatred illegal are being unveiled by the government.
Critics say the re-introduced bill - which bans insulting words or behaviour intended or likely to stir up religious hatred - will stifle free speech.

But ministers have pledged the new law will not affect "criticism, commentary or ridicule of faiths".

If it mirrors racial hatred laws, the maximum sentence for those found guilty will be seven years in prison.

The bill will apply to comments made in public or in the media, as well as through written material.
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The government says the legislation is a response to the concerns of faith groups, particularly Muslims.
Well, of course, what other group doesn't believe in the exercise of free speech?
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So true, so true..
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I forgot to add: In a free society, we don't have the right to be not offended. If we did, nothing would be permissible.
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