France Started Anti-Racism and Hate Speech CampaignAdded: Tuesday, April 28th, 2015
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The French government decided to further tighten the legislation on hate crime and crack down on racism and hate speech online, using the aftermath of the recent terrorist attacks.
After January’s terror attacks, which resulted in death of 17 people, the French president vowed to make the fight against racism one of his main personal causes and announced €100m 3-year plan, which included the creation of a special unit to monitor and fight hatred on the Internet. The plan suggests reinforcing teacher training, encouraging the headteachers to report incidents, and taking pupils to visit memorial websites.
The updated legislation will also provide for tougher penalties for crimes fuelled by racism and antisemitism. While hate speech is already a criminal offence, it is suggested to move to the general penal code of the country. This means that suspects can be fast-tracked through the courts for immediate sentencing. Of course, this state of things raised concerns among rights groups.
This decision has opposed by anti-racism groups as unnecessary. They argued that such a fight means “repression” against racism, while in fact there should be broader work to promote equality. In addition, the concerns have been expressed about the crackdown on speech deemed to “glorify terrorism” – indeed, there were cases rushed through the courts resulting in long jail terms, even for people who drunkenly insulted police officers.
According to statistics, 226 Islamophobic acts were recorded over the last three months – this is a 6-fold increase compared to last year. In the meantime, there were twice more antisemitic attacks in 2014 compared to 2013.Posted by: Date:
Tuesday, April 28th, 2015
|But hate is not just speech it is a learned behavior. Taught in the shadows and sometimes right out in the open in the guise of politics or some other cause. Criminalizing more things will only create more hate.|
But I dont have a remedy, its only a decision made in each individuals own mind.
Myself I have no issues with anyone, but after being up here,(the net) I have Hate: hate of RIIA, Hate of DMCA and its backers, Hate of spamming trolls may they die screaming.
Wow, before I got here I did not know of these things,yet now I Hate.
So one thing I do know for sure.
Hate is real, and as long as oppression exists so will hate.
|analog, you are so true..|
|@analog ........ awesome reply ..... superb explanation ,,,.. i completely agrees with u bro ......|
|@analog You're so true! Making such laws is just an excuse for the human mind to break them.||
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