European Union Orders British Press NOT to Report when Terrorists are Muslims
by Yves Mamou
November 18, 2016 at 5:00 am
This is the moment where hate speech laws become a greater threat to democracy and freedom of speech than hate speech itself.
In France, Muslim terrorists are never Muslim terrorists, but "lunatics," "maniacs" and "youths".
To attack freedom of the press and freedom of speech is not anti-hate speech; it is submission.
By following these recommendations, the British government would place Muslim organizations in a kind of monopoly position: they would become the only source of information about themselves. It is the perfect totalitarian information order.
Created to guard against the kind of xenophobic and anti-Semitic propaganda that gave rise to the Holocaust, national hate speech laws have increasingly been invoked to criminalize speech that is merely deemed insulting to one's race, ethnicity, religion, or nationality.
It is disturbing to wonder how long the EU will strongly engage its experts and influence to cut through existing legal obstacles, in a quest to criminalize any type of criticism of Islam, and to submit to the values of jihad.
https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/9190 ... terrorists
Troubling. The recommendation to the Brits
establish an independent press regulator";
"rigorous training for journalists to ensure better compliance with ethical standards";
"review the provisions on incitement to hatred with a view to making them more effective and usable";
"establish a real dialogue with Muslims in order to combat Islamophobia. They should consult them on all policies which could affect Muslims";
amending the Editor's Code of Practice to ensure that members of groups can submit complaints as victims against biased or prejudicial reporting concerning their community"
The Brits seem to have grown a pair:
"The Government is committed to a free and open press and does not interfere with what the press does and does not publish, as long as the press abides by the law."
"abides by the law", aye, there's the rub.