Sunday, January 22, 2006

Free Speech and Incitement redux

In light of our conversation last week, there is a nice piece on Opinio Juris about Abu Hamza, who is on trial in London for incitement here.

Essentially, this speech highlights there is a continuum on which we must place acts of alleged incitement. Then, we have to draw the line on the continuum over which incitement becomes criminal. This guy is clearly a criminal.

Whilst I would not suggest Alan Jones and other broadcasters before the Cronulla riots are at the same point on the continuum, it throws up interesting questions about exactly where we should draw that line.


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