Subsume the crime of Incitement to Religious Hatred into the existing, and perfectly adequate Incitement to Racial Hatred legislation.

The crime of Incitement to Religious Hatred was created to close a loophole in the previous law. The crime of Incitement to Racial Hatred already protected Jewish and Hindu people from hate-speech (being both races and religions) so the BNP decided to change their tactics to attacking Muslims (because Islam isn't a race and so they could get away with it).

 

As with the old adage, exceptions make bad law. The idea of this massive legal apparatus just to stop a BNP hate campaign that few will listen to is ill thought through. As a result of badly-drafted law, it is now illegal to criticise another's religious beliefs too strongly. Religion, unlike race, is based on belief, and is not merely a tribal affiliation – people should have the freedom to discuss the basis of their beliefs freely without fear, in order for religious groups to remain grounded in reason and avoid fundamentalism.

 

I propose that the crime of Incitement to Religious Hatred be abolished, and the crime of Incitement to Racial Hatred amended to cover not only those groups that are a 'race' by ethnicity, but also any group that views itself as connected by a filial bond in its' belief system (such as Christians, who see themselves as the adopted family of God, or Muslims, who see themselves as the spiritual descendents of Ishmael – this would also cover hatred against other groups like the Freemasons, who see themselves as brothers, or Americans, who are not a single race, but have a common affinity through their constitution and its values). This would mean it would still be a crime to incite hatred against Muslims just for being Muslims, but it would not be a crime to suggest that the belief in polygamy is a degrading idea to women.

Why is this idea important?

The crime of Incitement to Religious Hatred was created to close a loophole in the previous law. The crime of Incitement to Racial Hatred already protected Jewish and Hindu people from hate-speech (being both races and religions) so the BNP decided to change their tactics to attacking Muslims (because Islam isn't a race and so they could get away with it).

 

As with the old adage, exceptions make bad law. The idea of this massive legal apparatus just to stop a BNP hate campaign that few will listen to is ill thought through. As a result of badly-drafted law, it is now illegal to criticise another's religious beliefs too strongly. Religion, unlike race, is based on belief, and is not merely a tribal affiliation – people should have the freedom to discuss the basis of their beliefs freely without fear, in order for religious groups to remain grounded in reason and avoid fundamentalism.

 

I propose that the crime of Incitement to Religious Hatred be abolished, and the crime of Incitement to Racial Hatred amended to cover not only those groups that are a 'race' by ethnicity, but also any group that views itself as connected by a filial bond in its' belief system (such as Christians, who see themselves as the adopted family of God, or Muslims, who see themselves as the spiritual descendents of Ishmael – this would also cover hatred against other groups like the Freemasons, who see themselves as brothers, or Americans, who are not a single race, but have a common affinity through their constitution and its values). This would mean it would still be a crime to incite hatred against Muslims just for being Muslims, but it would not be a crime to suggest that the belief in polygamy is a degrading idea to women.

Repeal charitable status for “the advancement of religion”

I propose that section 2 2 c of Part one of the Charities Act 2006 be deleted.

This section creted a catagory of charity for  "the advancement of religion;"

I propose that the advancement of religion can not be reconcilled with the "public benfit" requirement and therefore should be removed.

Why is this idea important?

I propose that section 2 2 c of Part one of the Charities Act 2006 be deleted.

This section creted a catagory of charity for  "the advancement of religion;"

I propose that the advancement of religion can not be reconcilled with the "public benfit" requirement and therefore should be removed.

Outlaw the wearing of burkas

as per above.

no one, and i mean no one should be allowed to go around a high street or anywhere else for that matter without being identified be it by other people who see them or by cctv camaras.

Why is this idea important?

as per above.

no one, and i mean no one should be allowed to go around a high street or anywhere else for that matter without being identified be it by other people who see them or by cctv camaras.

The Racial and Religious Hatred Act 2006

The Racial and Religious Hatred Act 2006 should be repealed entirely.

There are sufficient protections available in other legislation to ensure that no-one is subjected to vilification, intimidation or violence because of their beliefs. If it can be demonstrated that specific situations exist for which this is not the case, then additional specific measures may be debated in leisure by Parliament and enacted if it is deemed to be of sufficient importance to justify additional legislation

Why is this idea important?

The Racial and Religious Hatred Act 2006 should be repealed entirely.

There are sufficient protections available in other legislation to ensure that no-one is subjected to vilification, intimidation or violence because of their beliefs. If it can be demonstrated that specific situations exist for which this is not the case, then additional specific measures may be debated in leisure by Parliament and enacted if it is deemed to be of sufficient importance to justify additional legislation

The Racial and Religious Hatred Act 2006

The Racial and Religious Hatred Act 2006 should be repealed entirely.

There are sufficient protections available in other legislation to ensure that no-one is subjected to vilification, intimidation or violence because of their beliefs. If it can be demonstrated that specific situations exist for which this is not the case, then additional specific measures may be debated in leisure by Parliament and enacted if it is deemed to be of sufficient importance to justify additional legislation

Why is this idea important?

The Racial and Religious Hatred Act 2006 should be repealed entirely.

There are sufficient protections available in other legislation to ensure that no-one is subjected to vilification, intimidation or violence because of their beliefs. If it can be demonstrated that specific situations exist for which this is not the case, then additional specific measures may be debated in leisure by Parliament and enacted if it is deemed to be of sufficient importance to justify additional legislation

The Racial and Religious Hatred Act 2006

The Racial and Religious Hatred Act 2006 should be repealed entirely.

There are sufficient protections available in other legislation to ensure that no-one is subjected to vilification, intimidation or violence because of their beliefs. If it can be demonstrated that specific situations exist for which this is not the case, then additional specific measures may be debated in leisure by Parliament and enacted if it is deemed to be of sufficient importance to justify additional legislation

Why is this idea important?

The Racial and Religious Hatred Act 2006 should be repealed entirely.

There are sufficient protections available in other legislation to ensure that no-one is subjected to vilification, intimidation or violence because of their beliefs. If it can be demonstrated that specific situations exist for which this is not the case, then additional specific measures may be debated in leisure by Parliament and enacted if it is deemed to be of sufficient importance to justify additional legislation

The Racial and Religious Hatred Act 2006

The Racial and Religious Hatred Act 2006 should be repealed entirely.

There are sufficient protections available in other legislation to ensure that no-one is subjected to vilification, intimidation or violence because of their beliefs. If it can be demonstrated that specific situations exist for which this is not the case, then additional specific measures may be debated in leisure by Parliament and enacted if it is deemed to be of sufficient importance to justify additional legislation

Why is this idea important?

The Racial and Religious Hatred Act 2006 should be repealed entirely.

There are sufficient protections available in other legislation to ensure that no-one is subjected to vilification, intimidation or violence because of their beliefs. If it can be demonstrated that specific situations exist for which this is not the case, then additional specific measures may be debated in leisure by Parliament and enacted if it is deemed to be of sufficient importance to justify additional legislation

The Racial and Religious Hatred Act 2006

The Racial and Religious Hatred Act 2006 should be repealed entirely.

There are sufficient protections available in other legislation to ensure that no-one is subjected to vilification, intimidation or violence because of their beliefs. If it can be demonstrated that specific situations exist for which this is not the case, then additional specific measures may be debated in leisure by Parliament and enacted if it is deemed to be of sufficient importance to justify additional legislation

Why is this idea important?

The Racial and Religious Hatred Act 2006 should be repealed entirely.

There are sufficient protections available in other legislation to ensure that no-one is subjected to vilification, intimidation or violence because of their beliefs. If it can be demonstrated that specific situations exist for which this is not the case, then additional specific measures may be debated in leisure by Parliament and enacted if it is deemed to be of sufficient importance to justify additional legislation

The Racial and Religious Hatred Act 2006

The Racial and Religious Hatred Act 2006 should be repealed entirely.

There are sufficient protections available in other legislation to ensure that no-one is subjected to vilification, intimidation or violence because of their beliefs. If it can be demonstrated that specific situations exist for which this is not the case, then additional specific measures may be debated in leisure by Parliament and enacted if it is deemed to be of sufficient importance to justify additional legislation

Why is this idea important?

The Racial and Religious Hatred Act 2006 should be repealed entirely.

There are sufficient protections available in other legislation to ensure that no-one is subjected to vilification, intimidation or violence because of their beliefs. If it can be demonstrated that specific situations exist for which this is not the case, then additional specific measures may be debated in leisure by Parliament and enacted if it is deemed to be of sufficient importance to justify additional legislation