Flashcards in Race and Religious Hatred Act 2006 Deck (14):
When was the Race and Religious Hatred Act introduced?
Why was it put in place?
Was put in place instead of the Blasphemy Law
What does the Race and Religious Hatred Act make an offence?
Makes it an offence to incite hatred against people on grounds of race and religion
What do people argue it is contradictory to?
Freedom of Speech
What can be seen as religious hatred under this act?
Questioning and humour
What does the Act make an offence for people to use?
"Threatening words or behaviour, or display any written material that is threatening...in order to stir up religious hatred"
What do people argue we should be allowed to do?
They argue we have the right to question
What does Rowen Atkinson say about the Race and Religious Hatred Act in 'The Independent'?
"Criticising a religion is a right...the freedom to criticise ideas, any ideas is one of the fundamental freedoms of society"
What does Dr Don Horrocks say about the Race and Religious Hatred Act?
"It undermines freedom of speech, damage community relations and usher in a new climate of liberalism and repression"
What do people argue the Race and Religious Hatred Act will do?
Curb race and cultural hatred and anger
What will the Race and Religious Hatred Act protect people from?
Protect religious minorities from religious hatred and scorn
What will the act protect Muslims from?
What was the argument people made in order to create the Act?
We needed to combat incited hatred that threatens the cohesion of our communities