Mr Choudhary also said “when freedom of speech becomes a tool to attack others and their beliefs and people feel discouraged, under attack, demeanedÂthen something has to be done. ItÂs no licence to go and verbally kill other people.”
Mr Choudhary should realise that NZ already has such a body-its called the Human Rights Commission. Its already one of this country’s biggest threats to free speech. Does Mr Choudhary want to give it even more powers?
Coming on top of Helen Clark’s attack on the Press and Dominion Post for publishing the “Muhammad” cartoons, Mr Choudhary’s conceived outburst shows just how much Labour cares about protecting our freedoms.
The “cartoons” saga will increase the calls for “Hate Speech” legislation in this country.
While in no way under-emphasising the the dangers of Islamic radicalism, I actually think the Clark government actually poses a more immediate threat to our freedom.
Hat Tip Rodney Hide