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The article says that anybody involved in destroying, damaging, or defiling any place of worship, or any object held sacred by any class of persons with the intention of thereby insulting the religion of any class of persons "shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to two years, or with fine, or with both.
Far from defiling him as a racist for telling the truth, when I look around today at what England has become I think Powell's forebodings were understated.
He could only make his excuses, pleading an urgent need to be elsewhere in order to avoid defiling the national emblem of a people with which his country had no quarrel.
The sound waves from their mouths were considered defiling and hence they had to cover their mouths with a pot when they spoke with a Hindu.
For some, though, these touches might well get lost among bits like the extended motel room hostage situation, which is built around the fun notion of defiling former ``Three's Company'' star Priscilla Barnes in ways you never would have imagined.
How come he just called the Pharisees and scribes hypocrites for clinging to their traditions while defiling themselves with what comes out of their mouths, and then turns around and hurls this hurtful insult at a woman who begs for his help, and not even for herself, but for her little one who is in the grip of evil?
Despite big box stores defiling the landscape, it's striking how clean and tidy New Zealand appears; even its urban rivers look pure enough to drink from.
Smith Goes To Washington and The Player, Hamburg's tale of an idealistic young congressional aide who leaves Capitol Hill for Oliver Stone's Hollywood--only to have his dream of making intelligent, socially responsible films crushed by sleazy dealmakers and greedy executives--is quintessential big-screen material: the ruination of ambitions, the defiling of innocents, and a paranoid, drug-addled antagonist.
TODAY the Sunday People exposes the disgusting depravity defiling Britain's beauty spots.
A Hong Kong political activist was found guilty of defiling the territory's regional flag and placed on a HK$3,000 (US$385) good behavior bond for 12 months by a magistrate's court Friday.