Posts Tagged ‘hate crime’

Hate crime law review fast-tracked Comments 0

Monday, April 1st, 2019

Justice Minister Andrew Little is considering making hate crime an offence in the wake of the March 15 Christchurch terror attack. Currently, hate-motivated hostility can be considered an “aggravating factor” in sentencing, and staff can note when a crime was motivated by a “common characteristic” such as race, gender identity, sexual orientation, or religion. Read Read more

Catholic beliefs could equate to hate crimes Comments 0

Monday, March 25th, 2019

Catholic beliefs on gay marriage and abortion could be considered hate crimes in Scotland, say leaders of the Catholic Church there. Following last year’s review of hate crimes by retired judge Lord Bracadale, the church, in a submission to the Scottish government, asked for more discussion. The church submission suggests holding to Catholic beliefs, particularly Read more

Proclaiming Christianity is a hate crime – isn’t it? Comments 0

Monday, December 18th, 2017

Proclaiming Christianity could be seen as a hate crime in the United Kingdom. However, the British government is refusing to say whether it is or not. The question arose when Lord Pearson of Rannoch raised a question on the issue in the House of Lords. In response, he says the government failed to state clearly Read more

Retweeting anti-Muslim videos: Trump’s in trouble Comments 0

Monday, December 18th, 2017

Retweeting anti-Muslim videos has landed United States President Donald Trump in trouble. The three anti-Muslim videos were posted by the deputy head of a British far-right group who has been convicted of a hate crime. Trump’s actions drew criticism from many quarters, including the British government at 10 Downing Street, which said Trump was “wrong” Read more

Hate crimes against Jews and Muslims on the rise – Trump blamed Comments 0

Friday, November 18th, 2016

Hate crimes are increasing in the US. While racial attacks make up the majority of these crimes, American Jews and Muslims are the targets of an explosion in crimes against religion, according to the FBI’s new 2015 Hate Crime Statistics report. Each year the report collates hate crime statistics from law enforcement agencies across the Read more

Race relations chief slams terrifying attack on Jewish child Comments 0

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

The Race Relations Commissioner has condemned a “cowardly” hate crime against a small boy in Auckland. Dame Susan Devoy said she was disgusted to hear of an attack on a four year-old Jewish boy who was walking home from pre-school in Mt Eden. The boy was traumatised after a man approached him, then slapped him Read more

Anti-Catholicism in Scotland is rife, statistics show Comments 0

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

The Catholic Church has called for a public acknowledgement of the extent of anti-Catholicism in Scotland following evidence that Catholics are victims of more religious hate crime than any other group. New statistics released by the Scottish government revealed an increase of 26 per cent in religious hate crimes in 2011-2012. Anti-Catholic attacks made up Read more