WTF UK? Man sentenced to 70 days in prison for Q’uran burning
April 18, 2011. Usually it’s those on the other side of the Atlantic pointing and wondering WTF at the goings on in the U.S. when it comes to this kind of shit.
The U.K. has different ideas about freedom of speech than we do here in the U.S. Considerably different.
WTF? It is described as a “hate crime.” So, is it a crime to hate someone for the beliefs which they hold? What kind of nonsense is this? Am I not permitted to hate Nazis for the beliefs they hold?
Islam is an obviously reprehensible, abhorrent stupid and backwards faith, well worthy of all the ridicule and disdain one can muster. But, even if it weren’t, expressing one’s opinion, however unpopular it may be, ought not to be a crime in any civilized society. So, I’m crossing the U.K. off the list of civilized societies. It is not civilized to enforce the convention that one set of people have a right not to be offended by the speech of another set of people with whom they disagree.
Faith is not a virtue, Islam is obviously idiotic and harmful, and saying so, by the action of burning a Q’uran ought to be well within the bounds of protected free speech in any civilization worthy of the name.
Today, Britannia, you fail.
Edit: OTOH, there may be more to the story than the BBC is reporting. However it’s still pretty WTF that anyone is charged with any crime for either burning a book or burning a poppy.
Buncha fucking savages, ya fuckin’ humans, I tell ya.