Posted by: becketfund | August 12, 2009

South Africa: Islamic Radio Station Cleared of Hate Speech

PRETORIA – The Broadcasting Complaints Commission dismissed a hate speech complaint against Radio Islam on August 11, The Star reported on August 12.  The complainant charged that the radio had spoken against Jews during a broadcast, however the Commission ruled: “Ultimately, to decide otherwise, would amount to a rejection of the inherent and often vehement differences among religions, and other similar viewpoints and expressions of opinion as protected by section 15 of the constitution.”

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