Yet another EU Directive:
[The Equal Treatment Directive] is common hate crime legislation, which will turn disapproval for Islamic practices or homosexual lifestyles into crimes. Europe’s Christian churches are trying to stop the plan of the European political establishment, but it is unclear whether they will be successful. The media are silent on the topic.
The directive applies to social protection and health care, social benefits, education and access to goods and services, including housing. American citizens and companies doing business in Europe are also required to adhere to it. The directive’s definition of discriminatory harassment is so broad that every objection to Muslim or homosexual practices will be considered unlawful.
We Brits are such an offensive lot aren't we and the peace-loving minority must be protected from our 'propensity to violence & aggression'? TM Jack Straw. 'We must be mad, truly mad.' TM Enoch Powell.
Is their really any point in all this? I seem to remember a saying about a wise General knowing when to withdraw from the battle.