How Comforting


From the end of a BBC story about new U.K. legislation that would ban speech or actions likely to stir up "religious hatred":

Rowan Atkinson has warned that comedians like him were at risk of prosecution for lampooning religious figures.

But Home Office ministers pointed out that this was not the intention of the legislation.

Well, if that's not the intention, everything should work out fine, right? The article suggests that Muslim groups have been vocal in calling for protections of this kind, a strategy I can't help but suspect may backfire.