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joeri  ·  1795 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Free speech is exhausting

    Hate speech is protected because it is speech

From an American point of view maybe.

For instance, in my country the Netherlands our little Trump - Geert Wilders - has been acquitted of inciting hatred against Muslims four years ago. Geert Wilders was cleared of hate charges by Dutch court eventually. It was clear, because he was attacking Islam instead of Muslims. Two years ago he started chanting for "less Moroccans", and he has to face trial again for inciting discrimination this March. I feel that in these scenarios, you are both protecting free speech but also protecting our own people against hatred.





_refugee_  ·  1795 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I would be fascinated to read about how the law defines hate speech. Law interests me as I work with it in my every-day job, and this would be something I'd never actually seen. Too bad; I don't know what my chances are of finding it in a good English translation.