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21:48 Thu 2 Feb 2006

If he cannot talk, neither should you

Filed under: News — 21:48 Thu 2 Feb 06

I don’t share the values of the leader of the BNP by a long long way, but I think today’s victory is a good one. However … unless everyone who utters words that can be taken as incitement is prosecuted then the court case which has just finished will be an example of positive discrimination. I don’t give a damn what Griffin believes in, but he must have exactly the same rights as everyone else. And if the CPS are not going to prosecute an Iman who is encouraging anti-Christian behaviour, and if the CPS are not going to prosecute a Rastafarian for shouting his beliefs which may conflict with the religious values of the Queen, and if the CPS are not going to prosecute absolutely anyone for any such religious statements then they do so out of fear. Fear that the communities will rise up proclaiming that because of their colour / religion / ethinicity they are being persecuted. And that form of fear stinks – it stinks because everything becomes unfair and then exploited because of that unfairness.
Either we all speak or no-one does.

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  1. “if the CPS are not going to prosecute an Iman who is encouraging anti-Christian behaviour”

    To be fair, they’ve tried that before as well, a similar outcome (though I think they got one or two of the charges to stick that time).

    As much as I don’t like the man, sometimes he makes good points, which is how he wins voters. Also the case really was all on the video footage, and that wasn’t too bad. I could find you many people in pubs that say worse :(

    Comment by Gregory — 18:54 Sat 4 Feb 2006 @ 18:54 Sat 4 Feb 06

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