Thursday, 9 February 2006

Abu Hamza

Abu Hamza was convicted of inciting hatred a few days ago. Islam and issues of free speech/expression have clearly been hot news topics of late.

As a libertarian, I don't believe in many limitations to one's right to speak freely. Freedom of expression, in itself, doesn't infringe on rights to the person or property. All in all, I think it's a mistake to imprison Hamza.

Freedom of expression surely is a hallmark of a free society. The Libertarian Alliance (see links on the right) have produced a press release which condemns the conviction of Hamza.