Archive for February 1st, 2006

Cartoon Solidarity

by Rohin, on 1st February, 2006
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Europe’s press have shown support for the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten, by republishing the controversial cartoons that caused a furore last year. Our commenters have already been discussing the issue but weeks after a Norwegian paper republished the cartoons, now France Soir, Germany’s Die Welt and Berliner Zeitung, Spain’s El Periodico and La Stampa from Eetalee have all published at least some of the drawings, which featured caricatures of Mohammed (why does everyone spell his name differently?)

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Govt beaten over religious hatred bill

by Al-Hack, on 1st February, 2006

Well, that was a bit of a surprise, wasn’t it?

The peers said only “threatening words” should be banned by the bill, not those which are only abusive or insulting. They also called for the offence to be intentional and specified that proselytising, discussion, criticism, insult, abuse and ridicule of religion, belief or religious practice would not be an offence.

Ministers had urged MPs to reject the Lords’ amendments and back instead a government compromise instead.

What that means is… actually don’t ask me what it means.

David over at Mediawatchwatch is clearly ecstatic. But Martin Sullivan over at IslamophobiaWatch is fuming. Anyone care to explain what this means in practice now?

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