UK proposes 6-year sentences for online ‘hostility’ to religions, transgendered

UK proposes 6-year sentences for online ‘hostility’ to religions, transgendered

[Ed. – 1984 is leaving the building.  Too dangerous around here.  Bonus point: Bets on how rigorously this is enforced on radical imams who call for killing infidels?]

People promoting “hostility” towards a religion or the transgendered online could get much harsher sentences, of up to six years in jail, especial if they have a large online audience according to new proposals.

The Sentencing Council for England and Wales has drafted changes to public order offences, including anyone perceived as targeting online a “protected characteristics” including “race; sex; disability; age; sexual orientation; religion or belief; pregnancy and maternity; and gender reassignment.”

The most severe punishments will be handed to those “in a position of trust, authority or influence and abuses their position to stir up hatred,” such as political leaders or figureheads and anyone whose offences are “persistent.”

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