UK: Religious hatred law in force

oct 07 guardian

Blackadder star Rowan Atkinson was among those who warned that such measures risked undermining the freedom of satirists, comedians and writers, and legitimate discussion about religion and religious practices ...

In the Act that was actually passed, ministers believe there is a high enough "threshold" built into the law to protect free speech.

The new offence is limited to threatening words or behaviour, and the prosecution must prove "intention" to stir up religious hatred.