Friday, 11 February 2011

Christians Charged with Insulting Turkishness

Two Turkish Christians who were trying to encourage others to convert to Christianity were charged with insulting Turkishness and inciting hatred against Muslims. The case has taken years to wend its way through the courts but culminated last week in them being convicted of "lesser offences", although the news reports I have seen about it do not specify what these lesser offences are.

Take a moment to think about how primitive a country that has a crime of "insulting Turkishness" on its statute books must be.

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