Is hate now only perceived in the ear of the hearer?

Two stories relating to so-called hate crimes have cropped up recently. The first came from The Guardian on Saturday in which they reported that Police in England

College outlaws Christian prayer meetings under extremism rules

Several days ago, The Sunday Times (paywall) reported that a UK Christian Union had been banned from holding prayer meetings and Bible studies on college premises under

Is being an ignorant cretin worthy of arrest?

Another day, another twitterstorm. This time over a man – Matthew Doyle – who boasted of accosting a Muslim woman in the street and asking

Pastor accused of broadcasting “grossly offensive” message against Islam cleared of all charges

Pastor James McConnell, who argued Islam was “heathen”, “satanic” and “a doctrine spawned in Hell” has been cleared of all charges. If the courts can recognise an opinion – unpleasant or otherwise – we need the police and CPS to recognise them too.

Pastor James McConnell and the right to brand Islam “satanic”

As Pastor James McConnell stands trial for an allegedly anti-Islamic broadcast, how far does the right to offend extend?

The Fury and Trump debacles underline the need for robust free speech laws

The recent furore surrounding Tyson Fury and Donald Trump underline the need for robust free speech laws.

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