Tuesday, 4 December 2007

The mote in Britain's eye

Most Britons, of all religions and none, seem to think it was ridiculous for the Sudanese authorities to imprison Gillian Gibbons for letting a class of 7-year olds call their teddy bear "Mohammad".  I wonder how many of them support the English Common Law against blasphemy and the proposed UK statutory law against incitement to religious hatred.  Although there are differences of degree and severity between Sudan and the UK, there is no difference in kind or principle.
I hope all who criticize these laws in Sudan will oppose them in the UK.



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