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YouTube Reinstates Pat Condell

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YouTube have reinstated the previously banned video by Pat Condell about Sharia Law in Britain, which certain Muslim groups had urged them to censor. YouTube offered the following admirable explanation:

"YouTube is a platform for expression of all kinds. Our Community Guidelines prohibit speech that promotes or encourages hatred or violence towards certain groups or individuals, and the video was flagged by our community on that basis. Upon further review of the context of Pat Condell's comments, we've reinstated it."

I congratulate YouTube on an excellent decision. Pat Condell is hard-hitting, but always quietly reasonable in tone. That some people say they are 'offended' by something is never a good reason for censoring it. Incitement to violence is. Pat Condell never incites violence against anybody. He always signs off with "Peace" and he means it.

Richard Dawkins

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