“Free speech issues” – November 19th, 2016

Five items in total…

U.K: Cardiff philosopher’s speech at University of Hertfordshire cancelled because he refused to show his passport (emphasis added)

Holland and elswhere: Dutch courts are behaving like a religious court – they are trying to regulate public expression and opinion…

U.K: Religious education teacher who “called Islam a ‘sick religion’ and admitted attending a Britain First march” loses job

Canada: The CBC and other media are “completely committed to filtering all events so that only views that agree with their ideology get broadcast”

U.S.A: “There has to be, I think, some sort of way in which we can sort through information that passes some basic truthiness (sic) tests and those that we have to discard, because they just don’t have any basis in anything that’s actually happening in the world” – President Obama