Saturday, February 14, 2009

Free Speech

Something's going on. To be honest, I don't really have the energy right now to give you the brief version and analysis that I normally do, but I can provide the links you need to read. This looks fairly important.

This is the first article. Selected line: "The right to criticise religion is being slowly doused in acid."

This is what happened after the first article. Selected line: "The editor and publisher of a major Indian newspaper have been arrested for "hurting the religious feelings" of Muslims after they reprinted an article from The Independent."

Here's the follow-up article. Selected line: "If fanatics who believe Muslim women should be imprisoned in their homes and gay people should be killed are insulted by my arguments, I don't resile from it. Nothing worth saying is inoffensive to everyone."

I rather like this guy.

2 comments:

HeathenUK said...

I've been passionate on the issue for some time, but this really fired me up!
I'm ready to join in and fight the good fight...

Q said...

I get so sick of people squealing that our rights to free speech DON'T include criticisms of their points of view.

One of the problems of 'religious freedom' is that each religion believes it only extends to them and that it gives them a license for collective insanity.