Do you think that anyone who speaks out against certain religions should be prosecuted? Or do you believe this is one of the most fundamental human rights that exists?
A new poll finds that 58% of Brits who consider themselves “liberals” would support prosecuting people for saying negative things about religion, a shocking insight into how leftists have abandoned support for free speech in favor of political correctness.
The poll, conducted by Populus, found that almost half of respondents (46%) think that there are “some things” you should “not be able to say about religion”. This is an increase of 6 per cent on a previous poll in 2011 which asked the same question.
“Mainstream liberals” were the most likely group (58%) to support prosecuting people who say negative things about a religion.
“Support for limiting free speech to respect multicultural sensitivities had grown over the past five years,” according to the report. Alarmingly, restricting free speech is most popular amongst the young and those who are most “confident” with multiculturalism.
The report found that 58% of under-25s think that criticism of religion should be policed in a similar manner to how racial hate crimes are treated, suggesting that many of them link criticism of Islam with racism, despite the fact that Islam is not a race.
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