By Benjamin Bull
Several days ago, I noted with interest that Danish journalist and historian Lars Hedegaard has been acquitted by a unanimous Dutch Supreme Court of charges that he violated Holland's notorious "hate speech" laws. His crime? He made a public utterance that state prosecutors concluded was "denigrating" of Islam.
Hedegaard dared say that Islam should be criticized for referencing a Norwegian book concerning the high frequency of sexual abuse in Muslim families, stating, "We hear about that all the time." The prosecutor never alleged that anything Hedegaard stated was untrue. Truth under the Dutch hate speech law is largely irrelevant.
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