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Oppositional religious speech: Understanding hate preaching


Hate preaching is capable of constituting both hate crime and hate speech, lies at the centre of many religions’ understanding of the manifestation of their religion, and frequently raises the contentious issue of regulation of the use of sacred scriptures. This brief article explores the regulation of hate preaching by criminal law, discussing the particular problems posed by oppositional religious speech, before concluding with suggestions for a number of ways to reduce these problems.

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Edge, Peter W.

Oxford Brookes departments

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences\School of Law


Year of publication: 2018
Date of RADAR deposit: 2018-05-30

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