“What we really need is a greater global sensitivity to the right of free speech”

Mano Singham in response to the attacks on US Embassies in response to a movie that says mean things about Islam:

When private individuals have been attacked by religious zealots, the acts have been condemned but also resulted in calls for greater sensitivity to the feelings of religious people. That is wrong-headed. What we really need is a greater global sensitivity to the right of free speech. Muslims, like any other religious group, will have to come to terms with the fact that their religious beliefs cannot be allowed to put limits on the speech of others however deliberately offensive it may seem to them.

  1. #1 by Richard Warnick on September 15, 2012 - 11:27 am

    We need to realize that violent right-wing Muslims are a tiny minority that knows how to make a lot of noise. They are not representative of the majority.

  2. #2 by brewski on September 15, 2012 - 12:08 pm

    “Muslims, like any other religious group, will have to come to terms with the fact that their religious beliefs cannot be allowed to put limits on the speech of others however deliberately offensive it may seem to them”

    Good luck with that.

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