The European Council intends to strengthen its efforts to prevent hatred and violence against religious groups, it stated in a resolution passed in Strasbourg Friday.
The resolution, which was passed with a large majority, also said that “criticism of religious groups should be tolerated in democratic societies.”
However, the council put a limit on religious criticism and freedom of opinion: it was not allowed to incite hatred, disturb the public order or be targeted at members of religious groups.
The incitement of hatred and violence against religious groups was to be punished in the 47 member states of the European Council, the resolution said.
Germany already has laws to that effect, and offending religious convictions is punishable.
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Ja der sidder allerede tyskere i fængsel for at være islamkritiske. Hvornår ser vi de første muslimer ryge i spjældet for opfordringer til vold mod jøder og Israels udslettelse? Dette kan få vidtrækkende konsekvenser.