Podcast: How Does Religion Blur the Lines Between Freedom of Speech and Hate Speech

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  • “A Muslim teacher dismissed from work for refusing to remove her Islamic hijab or
    shaking hands with male colleagues due to religious beliefs” (Samad, 2010)
    – Samad (2010). French teacher fired for wearing Hijab. [online] The Siasat Daily –
    Archive. Available at:

    French teacher fired for wearing Hijab

    [Accessed 25 Jan. 2023].
    ● “The law, which barred the state from officially recognising, funding or endorsing
    religious groups” (Pew research centre, 2005)
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    M.-8.-8. | F.-4.-4. | M. (2005). 100th Anniversary of Secularism in France. [online]
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    ● “Many Anti-Abortion extremists have targeted abortion clinics by burning or bombing
    them. There have even been cases where doctors have been murdered” (White, 2017)
    – White, C. (2016). The man who runs anti-abortion summer camps for kids.
    [online] BBC Three. Available at:
    5 [Accessed 25 Jan. 2023].
    ● “In a representative democracy, the people elect officials to create and vote on laws,
    policies, and other matters of government on their behalf.” (Longley, 2021)
    – Longley, R. (2021). What Is Representative Democracy? Definition, Pros, and
    Cons. [online] ThoughtCo. Available at:
    ● Mill on freedom of speech
    – van Mill, D. (2017). Freedom of Speech (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy).
    [online] Stanford.edu. Available at:
    ● Mill’s harm principle – (Harcourt, 2013)
    – Harcourt, B. (n.d.). The Collapse of the Harm Principle Redux: On Same-Sex The
    Collapse of the Harm Principle Redux: On Same-Sex. [online] Available at:
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