Sunday, February 05, 2006

Extremist Watch, Part 3

I am, as usual, in awe of how thorough Andrew Sullivan's coverage of current events is. In this case, I was going to link to a few of his posts on the Muhammed cartoon controversy, but I simply could not pick only a few. I recommend that everyone head over there and read his fantastic posts in defence of free speech. Here's a sample:

"The Danish cartoon clash has been illuminating in many ways. Now, we see where this Pope stands - and, of course, it is against the unfettered right to freedom of speech:

"The right to freedom of thought and expression ... cannot entail the right to offend the religious sentiment of believers."

The Vatican, while deploring violence, urges legislation banning anti-religious offensive expression. In the end, the real fundamentalists are on the same side."

""Mona Omar Attia, Egypt's ambassador to Denmark, said after a meeting with Rasmussen that she was satisfied with the position of the Danish government but noted the prime minister had said he could not interfere with the press. 'This means the whole story will continue and that we are back to square one again. The government of Denmark has to do something to appease the Muslim world,' Attia said." - from a Reuters report.

They still don't get it, do they? And perhaps they never will."

Also, much as I loathe Michelle Malkin, she does have a great collection of images from the protests.

1 Comments:

At 2/06/2006 1:08 PM, Blogger Miles Lunn said...

The cartoons were disgusting, but I am a strong believer in free speech and freedom of the press, so the proper thing to do was for the newspaper to fire whoever published the cartoon, but the Danish government should not censor the publisher. Besides I don't believe the Danish government should be held accountable or the Danish people as this could have happened in any country. The blame should go where it rightly belongs - the newspaper that published it.

 

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