Defending an anti-incitement law

Thoughtful reply to Polly Toynbee at Talk Politics:

“Underneath it all the fundamental principle of the bill, that we should offer some protection to law-abiding citizens against personal attacks predicated on their holding particular religious beliefs is basically sound. How can any reasonable person argue otherwise if they’ve ever seen the likes of Nick Griffin skirting around current race relations legislation simply by substituting the word ‘muslim’ for ‘paki’. Its an unsustainable position however you look at it – unless you’re a member of the BNP.”

… or a blogger at Harry’s Place.