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Koran-protest US pastor Terry Jones banned from UK – Daily Telegraph

“The American pastor who sparked a global controversy when he threatened to burn the Koran has been banned from entering Britain by the Home Office.”

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Daily Telegraph, 19th January

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

No action over Facebook Koran burning girl – BBC News

“No action is to be taken against a teenage girl in the West Midlands who burnt a copy of the Koran, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has said.”

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BBC News, 2nd December 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Internet racism pair lose appeal – BBC News

“Two men have lost their appeals against the UK’s first conviction for inciting racial hatred via a foreign website.”

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BBC News, 29th January 2010

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E-commerce Regulations updated to exempt ISPs from hate speech charges – OUT-LAW.com

“The Government has published Regulations that will absolve internet service providers (ISPs) and other digital service providers of responsibility for religion or sexuality-related hate speech transmitted over their networks.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 14th January 2010

Source: www.out-law.com

Pair jailed for race-hate crimes – The Independent

“Two men were jailed today for inciting racial hatred online.  Simon Sheppard, 52, was sentenced to four years and 10 months while Stephen Whittle, 42, was given a term of two years and four months after being convicted of a number of race-hate crimes.”

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The Independent, 10th July 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Archbishop of Canterbury calls for new law to punish ‘thoughtless or cruel’ words – The Times

“The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, has called for new laws to protect religious sensibilities that would punish ‘thoughtless and cruel’ styles of speaking.”

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The Times, 29th January 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

New hate laws will keep judges busy – The Times

“Courts will take some time to come to terms with the Racial and Religious Hatred Act, which came into force in October 1.”

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The Times, 25th October 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk


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