Talk about a change of heart! Amir Butler is a Muslim community leader in Australia. He strongly supported the establishment here in Victoria of anti-vilification legislation.
Having secured the legislation, Amir Butler then filed a complaint against a Christian church which had criticised Islam for its treatment of non-believers.
Now Butler has changed his mind, and opposes the anti-vilification legislation. Why? Because the legislation is being used to scrutinise the public comments of Muslim leaders, and not just Christians.
Furthermore, Butler now admits that anyone who takes religion seriously is likely to hold the beliefs of other churches to be in error. He therefore thinks it reasonable for one church to make criticisms of other churches. He thinks it better to have such debate about religion openly, rather than for churches to set their lawyers on to each other.