Blasphemy to remain illegal in Netherlands

Despite a majority of MPs in the Dutch parliament wanting to repeal the country’s blasphemy law, the cabinet has decided that it must stay.

The decision follows a high court ruling earlier this year, in which a man was found not guilty of insulting an entire group of people on the grounds of their religion by hanging up a poster saying “Stop the tumour that is Islam”.

The Government says that anti-discrimination legislation is inadequate.