This piece on Mark Steyn's support for free speech was published a couple of weeks ago. Of particular interest to me:
Saturday, March 24, 2012 :::
The head of the Muslim Council of Britain, Sir Iqbal Sacranie, was interviewed on the BBC and expressed the view that homosexuality was "immoral", was "not acceptable", "spreads disease", and "damaged the very foundations of society", Steyn explains. 'A gay group complained and Sir Iqbal was investigated by Scotland Yard's "community safety unit" for "hate crimes" and "homophobia".
Independently but simultaneously, the magazine of the Gay and Lesbian Humanist Association called Islam a "barmy doctrine" growing "like a cancer" and deeply "homophobic". So Scotland Yard had to investigate GALHA for "Islamophobia."
If a Muslim says that Islam is opposed to homosexuality, Scotland Yard will investigate him for homophobia; but if a gay says that Islam is opposed to homosexuality, Scotland Yard will investigate him for Islamophobia. Two men say exactly the same thing and they're investigated for different hate crimes,' says Steyn, incensed.
Labels: free speech, hate, United Kingdom
::: posted by Steven at 10:10 PM