Even if they are. Man being prosecuted in Britain for saying so
"A man charged over leaflets which blame Muslims for the heroin trade told a jury “I’m not that nutter.”
Anthony Bamber, 54, of Greenbank Street, Preston, denies seven counts of distributing leaflets intending to stir up religious hatred at Preston Crown Court.
BNP party supporter Bamber wrote the literature entitled The Heroin Trade and was responsible for leading a campaign which sent up to 30,000 of the leaflets to people throughout the north of England over 12 months.
It demanded that Muslims should “apologise and pay compensation” for a trade which he said had its roots predominately in Pakistan and Afghanistan....
At a previous hearing David Perry QC, prosecuting, told the court that the case was about “hate speech” which was intended to provoke hatred of both the concept of Islam and also the followers of Islam, Muslims...
Free speech protections are weak at lower courts in Britain. He might have to go to the Supreme Court if he wants such protection -- which would be very expensive.
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