‘Hate crime’ laws mean some victims are more equal than others

Feb 2, 2017 by

By Andrew Tettenborn, TCW: How can equality laws create inequality, protective laws put people in peril and high-minded motives spawn deep cynicism? Easy, once you factor in the law of unintended consequences. Thoughtful people will have been reminded of this a few days ago when the otherwise...

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Freedom to report the persecution of Christians threatened

Jan 30, 2017 by

Barnabas Fund editorial The freedom to report both incidents of anti-Christian persecution and the ideology motivating such attacks is central to what Barnabas Fund and other organisations have done for many years. Yet those freedoms are now under threat, particularly in the UK, but also in other...

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Respond to CPS consultation on ‘hate crime’

Jan 6, 2017 by

from Christian Concern: The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) is consulting on its policy regarding ‘homophobic and transphobic hate crime’. Unfortunately, whatever the intent of this policy, it undermines equality and limits freedom. It could have a draconian effect on any Christian who...

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What Was Behind the Trial of Geert Wilders?

Dec 13, 2016 by

by George Igler, Gatestone Institute: […] Although the gross unfairness of Geert Wilders’s prosecution is clear when compared with other Dutch politicians who have articulated far worse, there is also compelling evidence that much that is preached from the Koran in mosques daily would...

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Hate preacher laws may need re-examining, says independent reviewer

Dec 2, 2016 by

By Owen Bowcott, Guardian: David Anderson QC says prosecutors may need extra legal powers to go after those encouraging violent radicalisation. Extra legal powers may be needed to prosecute hate preachers who encourage violent radicalisation in private conversations, according to the independent...

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Intolerance and discrimination against Christians in Europe and North America

Nov 23, 2016 by

by Massimo Introvign, MercatorNet: There is a slippery slope from intolerance, to discrimination, to hate crimes and hate speech. In 2011, I served as Representative of the OSCE (Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe) for combating racism, xenophobia, and intolerance and...

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