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← Sharia Law: neither equal nor free

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@Comment 8 by Shrinking_Dogma

The is no crime of causing offence. There is a crime of causing harassment alarm or distress in certain circumstances, or behaving in certain ways within earshot of someone likely to be caused harassment alarm or distress. It is well established that this means genuine harassment alarm or distress - not merely feeling offended or uncomfortable.

That sounds fine and great but what happens if some religious type becomes alarmed and distressed by my disbelief in their religion.

With Laws like this freedom of speech is gone already.

Wed, 30 May 2012 20:28:03 UTC | #944603