In the Media

Artists win change to Bill outlawing religious hatred

PUBLISHED February 7, 2005

Performers and writers, including Rowan Atkinson and Salman Rushdie, have helped to force a government climbdown over new legislation which bans incitement to religious hatred.

The Government is to rename the offence [base "]hatred against persons on racial or religious grounds[per thou] to make clear that it is not religious jokes, beliefs or ideas that are being targeted.