Businessman launches a landmark High Court battle to overhaul official rules on hate crimes

May 13, 2019 by

by Sanchez Manning and Joani Walsh, Mailonline: A businessman investigated by police over a poem about transgenderism is launching a landmark High Court case to overhaul the official rules on hate crimes. Harry Miller is to seek a ‘judicial review’ of the hate crime guidelines followed by police forces across Britain, claiming they are ‘unlawful’ because they ‘inhibit freedom of expression’. The 54-year-old company boss, who is a former policeman, argues that the current guidance, published by...

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It’s time for adult conversations about Islam

Feb 15, 2019 by

from Christian Concern: Is Islam affecting our freedom of speech? Is it altering our democracy? Roger Kiska looks at the recent ruling of an Austrian woman convicted of ‘hate speech’ for suggesting a truth about Muhammad, and concludes that if we are to uphold freedom of speech, then “offence is a small price to pay”. Speech is Becoming Anything But Free In November, the European Court of Human Rights delivered a judgment in a case involving freedom of expression which sent shock waves through...

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Government refuses to say evangelism isn’t hate speech

Dec 9, 2018 by

from Christian Concern: Lord Pearson initiated a discussion in the House of Lords this week with an oral question about religious hate speech. In the course of the debate, the government minister was questioned about whether someone proclaiming the uniqueness of Jesus or the divinity of Allah could be arrested for hate speech. The minister refused to deny that someone could be arrested for such proclamations. Tim Dieppe discusses the debate and the unwillingness of the government to state that...

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The Political Police (part 2) and a Brilliant Letter

Oct 30, 2018 by

by David Robertson, theweeflea: The politicisation of the police is something that we should all be worried about.  It is clear yesterdays article , The Political Police and the Slide to an Authoritarian State,  that there are some groups and political causes that are being promoted and favoured by the police – they are encouraging these groups to report hate crimes, and dissuading others from doing so.  The only reason for this is not to promote justice or uphold the law (surely the primary...

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The Big Picture of the Big Brother State

Oct 15, 2018 by

by David Robertson, theweeflea: Police Scotland have replied to my (and many others) concerns about their anti-hate campaign    I reported the police to themselves for breaching their own guidelines here Now they have replied…and it is an astonishing reply – As you may be aware, the following definitions are used by Police Scotland in relation to hate crimes and incidents. A hate crime is any crime which is perceived by the victim or any other person, to be motivated (wholly or partly) by...

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Dundee minister reports anti-hate crime campaign – for hate crimes

Oct 8, 2018 by

By Scott Milne, The Courier. A Dundee minister has claimed a new campaign by the Scottish Government and Police Scotland is fanning hatred against religion. David Robertson, minister of St Peter’s Free Church, said he was “personally offended” after seeing posters in the Dear Haters series. He has contacted Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf about one particular example. The poster reads: “Dear Bigots, you can’t spread your religious hatred here. End of sermon. Yours, Scotland.” Mr Robertson used...

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