Religious Hatred Law in Britain Faces Backlash In Britain, Prime Minister Tony Blair's Labour government has pledged to protect religious groups with a new law banning incitement to religious hatred in the wake of Sept. 11 and at the urging of Muslim groups. But civil libertarians and artists are fighting the law because they are concerned it will limit free speech -- in particular, their right to criticize and lampoon religion.
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Religious Hatred Law in Britain Faces Backlash

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Religious Hatred Law in Britain Faces Backlash

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Religious Hatred Law in Britain Faces Backlash

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In Britain, Prime Minister Tony Blair's Labour government has pledged to protect religious groups with a new law banning incitement to religious hatred in the wake of Sept. 11 and at the urging of Muslim groups. But civil libertarians and artists are fighting the law because they are concerned it will limit free speech — in particular, their right to criticize and lampoon religion.