WEB Notes: This is a very disturbing trend as well. Speech is now being labeled hate speech. The comedian example is very extreme in my opinion. While his joke was probably in poor taste should he be arrested for it? What crime has he committed? Notice how the government and the religious institutions are aligning in their words. The pope is saying there are limits to free speech. Who will impose those limits? Either there is free speech or not. If there is not free speech then it is limited speech and not free speech that should be obvious to all.
In crackdown on hate speech, France arrests 54 for defending terror
(Source: Boston Globe) -France ordered prosecutors around the country to crack down on hate speech, anti-Semitism and those glorifying terrorism and announced Wednesday it was sending an aircraft carrier to the Mideast to work more closely with the U.S.-led coalition fighting Islamic State militants.