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Defamation of Religion 
4th-Aug-2008 10:08 am
Inspiration
Defamation of religion is the new attempt to restrict speech, this time coming from the Muslim countries.

I propose a test to see if they are serious: after the first thousand or so Mullahs are beheaded for defaming Christianity and Judaism, we'll see if we want to agree with them. I'm hoping we still don't, but the idea is that they should take the rule of law seriously before they are entitled to propose laws in addition.
Comments 
4th-Aug-2008 05:51 pm (UTC)
Funny how increased tolerance for mullahs in Britain is coinciding with rise in antisemitism. What a coincidence.
5th-Aug-2008 11:40 am (UTC)
The connection does exist, but it is rather more subtle than a statement of direct influence would make it. What is happening is this. No civilized uppercrust Briton would ever conceive himself to accept what they regard with polite contempt as the primitive views of a bunch of religionists. (By the same token, they regard themselves as above all that Christian superstition. Well, it's 2008, old boy, after all!) However, their superiority complex unites with an unspoken inner fear - to which they will never admit, for while their behaviour is cowardly, their self-image is heroic - to deny that these primitive, underdevelopped religionists could ever do anything threatening or deliberately murderous. So, when there is a conflict between these patronized children and anyone else, guess what? Prima facie suspicion is against the someone else. British anti-Semites would swear themselves blind they have nothing against Jews; they are against Zionism. They just will never realize - considering on how many sides they are benighted and in denial - that the one involves the other.
5th-Aug-2008 11:34 am (UTC)
Christianity? Just get them on Buddhism or Hinduism. There would be enough defamatory material to have them condemned to long terms of imprisonment even under the current laws. At least Christianity is a "religion of the book"...
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