Friday, February 02, 2007

EU to outlaw debate

People who question the official history of recent conflicts in
Africa and the Balkans could be jailed for up to three years for "genocide denial", under proposed EU legislation.

Germany, current holder of the EU's rotating presidency, will table new legislation to outlaw "racism and xenophobia" this spring.

Included in the draft EU directive are plans to outlaw Holocaust denial, creating an offence that does not exist in British law.

Governments should have no say in what people believe. To do so is to legislate thought crimes. If people want to debate an issue they should be able to.

I don’t know why anyone would want to question genocides but they must be allowed to for the sake of freedom of both speech and debate.


CityUnslicker said...

Your quite right on this, it is a massive attekc on free speech rights.

We need a parliament act similar to the 1st amendment.

alanorei said...

Note that the State is thereby becoming God.