Thursday, February 09, 2006

Models of Free Speech

The Euro-wimps prove once again to be free speech hypocrites - from the Sun:

GERMAN cops will use sweeping powers to collar England fans doing Basil Fawlty-style Hitler impressions at the World Cup.

Yobs will be instantly banged up for TWO WEEKS if they goose-step like John Cleese in his most famous Fawlty Towers scene.

And hard core louts who give Nazi salutes — like the one jokingly made by Michael Barrymore in Celebrity Big Brother — could be hauled before a judge within 24 hours.

If convicted of inciting hatred they will face jail terms of up to THREE YEARS. Wearing joke German helmets or any offensive insignia will also result in a stretch behind bars.

The crackdown was revealed by police in Nuremberg, where England will play Trinidad and Tobago in a first-round World Cup match on June 15.

"Inciting hatred..."?? You would think that the continentals would take away a lesson or two from the current cartoon-fiasco. They reap what they sow, I suppose. Thanks be to god for the Atlantic Ocean. Tip to Drudge.