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Irish Greens Impose Blasphemy Law.

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Green Politics?

Anyone with any illusions about what Green politics mean should read this,  (here).

Put simply, being rude about religion is now against the law in Ireland. The legislation was pushed through by the Irish Green Party (Comhaontas Glas) and Fianna Fail

“The convener of the blasphemy.ie website, Michael Nugent, said: “This new law is both silly and dangerous. It is silly because medieval religious laws have no place in a modern secular republic, where the criminal law should protect people and not ideas. And it is dangerous because it incentivises religious outrage, and because Islamic states, led by Pakistan, are already using the wording of this Irish law to promote new blasphemy laws at UN level.”

Mr Nugent now faces possible prosecution and having his home searched under the terms of the new Defamation Act which came into operation on January 1.”

Instead of the Greens support for religious bigotry we should perhaps support this,

“We ask Fianna Fail and the Green Party to repeal their anachronistic blasphemy law, as part of the revision of the Defamation Act that is included within the act. We ask them to hold a referendum to remove the reference to blasphemy from the Irish Constitution.” (More here)

Written by Andrew Coates

January 4, 2010 at 12:25 pm

Posted in Secularism

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  1. Can you say you’re surprised though? The very fact that it’s the Greens propping up a Fianna Fail government should let you know something about the character of the Party.

    Dave Semple

    January 4, 2010 at 1:36 pm

  2. Dave, not generally, but I would have imagined that such an ill-thought out law would have gone into the dustbin when cooler minds looked at it.

    Andrew Coates

    January 4, 2010 at 1:45 pm

  3. Leftists are in bed with the Islamic fascist ruling class of Iran. Any surprise that their brothers in Ireland want anti-blasphemy anti-enlightenment laws?

    Looks like the Enlightenment must be protected from these barbaric leftists in cahoots with illiberal religious fanatics.

    Postcolonial Retard

    January 7, 2010 at 2:28 am

  4. I am a leftist. The Hands off the People of Iran are lefties. Our comrades were martyred by the Islamicists. We oppose Islamists with a passion.

    Do I have to dot every I and cross every T?

    Andrew Coates

    January 7, 2010 at 10:38 am

  5. Yeah it took you socialists 30 years to drop the Islamic Republic fascists. While eevryone was condemning Khomeini for massacring intellectuals, you leftists were saying Khomeini is giving a bread subsidy to the poor and he is fighting US imperialism that robs Iranian oil by paying $50 only (for $3 oil in the middle east). Do you think us liberal democrats are sooooo dumb to believe you Andrew Coates? Go and dupe the unsuspecting. When we write the book on leftists treason to the enlightenment, you will then weep.

    Postcolonial Retard

    January 9, 2010 at 2:14 am

  6. Our comrades died in their thousands in the Algerian civil war – killed by the Islamists. Our comrades died in their thousands in Iran opposing Khomemi.

    I have fought the Khomenists physically in the streets of Paris.

    Dumb in British English means mute by the way.

    We are not mute.

    Andrew Coates

    January 9, 2010 at 10:53 am

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