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promoting hate is the crime

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Submitted by andria switzer (Canada), Jul 2, 2007 at 18:17

I think the photos depict a crime--promoting hate, threatening murder, and my understanding it this is not to be tolerated. Surely the public in Britain and in other democratic states has the right and obligation to arrest and charge people who conduct themselves in this manner. I wonder if deportation is in order as free speech surely was not intended to protect the right of people to threaten murder.

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