I would like to emphasize from the outset that this thread is not intended to debate the pros and cons of the burqua or Islam. Those debates tend to turn ugly and more often than not there is little constructive debate. What I'm really interested in is the idea of free speech and the law.
Here is the article about the mural in Marrickville: http://www.thepunch.com.au/articles/...-painted-over/
It seems to me that this issue goes right to the heart of the freedom of speech debate. Should the government (local, state or federal) have the power to say that a person does not have the right to express a particular opinion via a sign or mural that is situated on their own property? Are there limits to freedom of speech? If so, what do you believe they should be? Where does a person's right to freedom of speech end?
Please vote in the poll and share your views.