Free speech for scumbags

Source: spiked
by Charlie Peters

“The fire at Grenfell Tower in 2017 shook the UK to its core. It prompted an outpouring of sympathy and countless expressions of solidarity. But, as with any major disaster, it also attracted a particular brand of nutter who seeks to blame everything on the Jews. Enter Tahra Ahmed, who ran a volunteer network for Grenfell Tower survivors. She has now been charged with a racist hate crime after she said the 72 victims of the Grenfell fire were ‘burnt alive in a Jewish sacrifice.’ … there are some people out there who are prone to saying and doing some deeply silly and disgusting things. But punitive laws against hateful or offensive speech won’t make certain people less stupid. And they certainly won’t help tackle racism. If anything, they will make confronting racism more difficult, by driving its expressions underground.” (08/27/21)