Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Criminalizing Speech Is NOT the Way to Go

John Galliano is an ignorant lout--no doubt about it. But should he be standing trial for saying nasty things about Jews? Is that going to stop the Zionhass that's all the rage these days in Europe? I think not. At best, in the short term, it'll make Jews and others feel like something has been done. In the long term, though, the hate will grow unabated, and those who say anything even moderately critical of Muslims or Islam can expect to be put in the dock, same as the ex-Dior designer.

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