Free Speech Dead in the Water?

That’s how so called ‘hate speech laws’ work:

POLICE say they will not act against a radical preacher who publicly prayed for the slaughter of Hindus and Buddhists, leaving him free to spread his messages of hatred.

“88% Say Free Speech is Good, But Only 53% Oppose Ban on Hate Speech”

oVcYEZ3That’s in the U.S. Here in Oz Muslims and their leftist enablers keep harping on about “hate speech”, by which they mean all criticism of their nefarious agenda should be criminalised.

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How that works in practise you can see here from Andrew Bolt:

1984 Newspeak: My articles banned, the Sheik’s lecture not

I’ve argued that people of various ethnic ancestries had a choice to identify with one, all or none of those ancestries themselves, and we should actually treat each other as individuals, race irrelevant.

Two of those articles were banned under our race hate laws, with the judge ruling I’d made factual error in saying the fair-complexioned Aborigines I mentioned had such a choice.

I thought I was arguing against racism. And, stupid me, I thought these race hate laws were mean to stop real racists. But:


POLICE say they will not act against a radical preacher who publicly prayed for the slaughter of Hindus and Buddhists, leaving him free to spread his messages of hatred.

A sermon videotaped in South Australia last year also showed Sheikh Sharif Hussein accusing Australian troops, whom he called “crusader pigs”, of helping to rape tens of thousands of women in Iraq, but SA police say he has broken no laws…

According to a translation of the Arabic video, published by the US-based Middle East Media Research Institute, the sheikh publicly prayed: “Oh Allah, count the Buddhists and the Hindus one by one. Oh Allah, count them and kill them to the very last one”.

A police investigation was launched after The Advertiser last year revealed details of one lecture recording, believed to have been delivered, in part, at the Islamic Da’wah Centre of SA, in Torrensville…

A South Australia Police spokesman said the matter had been investigated and that “in this instance, no criminal offending occurred and no charges (were) laid. No further comment will be made on this matter.”…

It is not known if Sheik Hussein has preached in SA since the video went public last year. His friends have claimed the video was heavily edited and misrepresented him, while he has declined to comment.

 Monis (sheik Haron) or whatever he calls himself, has quite a history of Mohammedan agitprop.