Hass Rede ist Verboten

(Blame Google Translate if that’s wrong.)

Germany has some tough laws which limit expression. You really can get arrested in Germany for Holocaust denial, owning Nazi memorabilia, or hate speech.

Breitbart points out that these laws might be turned around on Muslims:

A member of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative party has demanded ‘hate speech’ laws are deployed against Muslims who attack “infidels” in mosques, as well as those who criticise Islam.

Jens Spahn, 37, is a gay Catholic seen as a rising star on the political right of the Christian Democratic Union of Germany (CDU), who has even been tipped as a possible future chancellor.

“We have to fight hate speech from the Islamistic side,” Mr. Spahn told The Times.

“Talking about infidels is actually close to a kind of hate speech,” he said. “We have this [hate speech] law but we may not always be enforcing it in the way it should be enforced.”

Close to hate speech? On behalf of infidels everywhere…”Death to infidels…” is really a hate-filled phrase. 

But then some folks figure anything slightly off the established, updated LGBT dogma is also hate speech and suggesting that there’s really only one way to get to heaven…well, that’s just hate. Hate aimed at all other religions.

This is my way to suggest that policing talk (except libel or true incitement) is really the wrong way to go.

I also suggest Jehs Spahn begin starting his car by remote control. 



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