An attack on liberty

The case of the “Lyrical Terrorist” shows how far our freedom has been eroded by recent legislation, argues Inayat Bunglawala. He writes:

“There would appear to be something preposterously wrong with our criminal justice system if nearly five years after the Iraq war was launched and hundreds of thousands of wholly unnecessary deaths later, Tony Blair is able to just walk away from his responsibility for the ongoing carnage and unbelievably emerge as a Peace Envoy to the region, while a foolish young woman who did not harm anyone now faces a maximum 10-year term in prison for what can only be described as a thought crime.”

Comment is Free, 12 November 2007