Adam Darski is an idiot.
He’s a judge in the local version of Poland’s got talent, almost a definition of brainlessness.
He’s disrespectful to women. And he’s a member of a heavy metal band, Behemoth.
At one of its concerts, in 2007, he ripped up a Holy Bible on stage. Idiot? No question. Criminal damage? Guilty, m’lud.
But what the Polish supreme court convicted him of today is ‘offending religious feelings’. That’s a charge disturbingly similar to the one brought against the classical pianist Fazil Say in Turkey. It is nebulous, imprecise and medieval, inappropriate to the 21st century.
We should deplore and despise Darski’s actions and condemn him for the idiot that he is. But Darski deserves to be tried for a proper offence. And then returned to oblivion