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← Sharia Law: neither equal nor free

Shrinking_Dogma's Avatar Jump to comment 23 by Shrinking_Dogma

          [Comment 19](/articles/646073-sharia-law-neither-equal-nor-free/comments?page=1#comment_944699) by  [Sensitive Outsider](/profiles/118065)          :


                 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.In England & Wales section 5 of the public order act is"Using INSULTING,Abusive or Threatening wordshttp://search.yahoo.com/r/*ylt=A0oGdX.bBcdPJxsAVKVXNyoA;*ylu=X3oDMTE1OGRya2t2BHNlYwNzcgRwb3MDMQRjb2xvA3NrMQR2dGlkA1ZJUDA3N18xODM-/SIG=12ec8egaa/EXP=1338471963/**http%3a//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harassment,_alarm_or_distress

erm....using insulting words alone isn't illegal and neither is causing offence.

Thu, 31 May 2012 18:10:15 UTC | #944793