The DUTCH (home of Geert Wilders) Cabinet has abandonned its plans to repeal the blasphemy law and replace it by tightening up anti-discrimination regulations.
The decision follows a high court ruling earlier this year, in which a man was found not guilty of insulting an entire group of people on the grounds of their religion by hanging up a poster with the text ‘stop the tumor that is Islam.’
A majority of MPs had wanted the blasphemy law to be repealed. Hirsch Ballin agreed to do this and to amend the discrimination legislation to make it a criminal offence to insult groups of people instead.
The Telegraaf reports that Hirsch Ballin now feels it would not be appropriate to cancel the blasphemy law because discrimination legislation is ambiguous and open to different interpretations. DUTCH NEWS
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