France Dishonors Charlie Hebdo By Policing Hate Speech

Two months after the massacre at Charlie Hebdo, the French state has just taken a massive merde on the graves of those who were killed.

It has decided to honor their memory, or dishonor it, by instituting what promise to be the most stringent anti-hate speech laws in Europe. It has declared an “unmerciful battle”—the Justice Minister’s actual words—on anything on the internet that insults religious groups or ethnic minorities.