Last week in the state of Victoria, Australia, two Christian ministers were hit with heavy fines and various forms of public humiliation
in the first convictions under the state`s contemptible "Racial and Religious Tolerance Act"
. Their offence: to read some of the racier passages of the Koran to a meeting of their sympathizers
. The Judge was particularly offended that some present had laughed
Note: no suggestion that violence was advocated.The same week
, reports the Oz Conservative
"ASIO [The Australian Security Intelligence Organisation]had raided the homes of several Melbourne Muslims in order to break up a terror cell which had conducted training camps in the countryside...Then yesterday came the Herald Sun report "Muslim books of hate sold". It seems that a bookshop attached to a Melbourne mosque has been selling literature which tells Muslims that they should "hate and take as enemies" non-Muslims, that they should learn to hate in order to properly love Allah, that they should learn military tactics and that if a person speaks ill of Islam it`s acceptable to kill them."
Of course, this makes these Hate Speech laws look ridiculous. But they are not ridiculous: they are an evil attempt to rob citizens of rights traditional in English-speaking countries (and almost nowhere else) for centuries.
The theft is underway in the UK too
And don`t be too sure it can`t happen here: I can well remember when conservatives were confident Affirmative Action would be ruled unconstitutional. And of course just this week, the Kelo
eminent domain decision is time-warping us back to pre Magna Carta