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Leftists want Irish columnist prosecuted for thought crimes. News Team

The excellent column on Africa published in the Irish Independent recently has prompting the usually gang of “lovemongers” to call for the Irish government to persecute the author.

You can see the column by clicking here.

The website staff found the column to be excellent. It was insightful, and gave a candid depiction of Africa that is completely censored in most major Western newspapers. The Irish Independent should also be commended for having the courage to publish it. Americans should take note that European newspapers, even in countries with strict anti-free speech laws, have been showing more courage and more commitment to free speech than US papers. Not one single major US daily published any of the Muhammad cartoons, while dozens across Europe did.

At the same token. Shame on the Irish Times. They published this shameless one-sided “news story” tacitly supporting the anti-free speech “lovemongers.” Not one single person, not even the columnist “Kevin Myers,” or the Irish Independent were given the chance to defend themselves in this Irish Times attack piece.

From Irish Times…

The Immigrant Council of Ireland (ICI) is to make an official complaint to the Garda Síochána today about the publication of what it considers to be a racially offensive article that appeared in the Irish Independent last week.

The ICI said it believed the publication of the article, “ Africa is giving nothing to anyone – apart from AIDS ”, which was written by columnist Kevin Myers and published last Thursday, breached Section 2 of the Prohibition of Incitement to Hatred Act 1989.

Section 2 of the Act says it is an offence to publish or distribute written material if it is threatening, abusive or insulting and intended to, or having regarding to all of the circumstances, is likely to, stir up hatred.

“We believe the published article does not just overstep the boundary of common decency – it triple jumps right past that – but it also crosses the legal boundaries,” said the council’s chief executive, Denise Charlton.

“The issue at stake here has nothing to do with freedom of speech or expression. It is about respect for, and the upholding of, Ireland’s laws.

“Journalism, like any other profession, operates within the framework of the rule of law in Ireland,” added Ms Charlton.

Read Attack Piece in Irish Times.