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Here are some important law-and-religion news stories from around the web:

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  1. There are far, far better reports of the ECtHR judgment in ES v Austria – and with mixed opinions – than the one on Fox News, which over-simplifies the judgment. Try, for example:

    Rosalind English, UK Human Rights Blog: ‘Criminal fine for discussion of Mohamed’s wives did not interfere with freedom of expression – Strasbourg’: https://ukhumanrightsblog.com/2018/10/26/criminal-fine-for-discussion-of-mohameds-wives-did-not-interfere-with-freedom-of-expression-strasbourg/
    Simon Perfect, Theos: ‘Q: Have European judges just banned defamation of the Prophet Muhammad? A: No.’: https://www.theosthinktank.co.uk/comment/2018/10/26/q-have-european-judges-just-banned-defamation-of-the-prophet-muhammad-a-no
    Matthew Scott, BarristerBlogger: ‘The ECtHR has not created a European blasphemy law but it has produced a lamentable judgment.’: http://barristerblogger.com/2018/10/27/the-ecthr-has-not-created-a-european-blasphemy-law-but-it-has-produced-a-lamentable-judgment/.

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