27th April 2009

“Ever since 2006, when Muslims worldwide rioted over newspaper cartoons picturing the prophet Muhammad, Western countries, too, have been prosecuting more individuals for criticising religion. The 'Free World' may be losing faith in free speech.”

Jonathan Turley

5 Responses to “27th April 2009”

  1. jack Says:

    its been happening longer than 2006 brother.

  2. Prime Directant Says:

    nice choice of words “‘losing faith’ in free speech.”

  3. The Heretic Says:

    Free speech is the protection of the most vile and/or controversial speech. It must be protected, and we must fight for it. The ability to speak out against any government or religion must not be infringed on with “hate-speech”, “islamophobia”, or any other “phobia” laws. And people must not bow down to fear, of any kind, to keep this right in place. If this right falls, the world, as we know it, will change and atheism will go underground, again, as we are the most controversial of all speech. We speak reality and fact, not superstition.

  4. Oxymoronic Christhinker Says:

    It seems The Heretic has made common cause with the homophobic Christian right. Interesting . . .

  5. Kimberely Says:

    “Free inquiry requires that we tolerate diversity of opinion and that we respect the right of individuals to express their beliefs, however unpopular they may be, without social or legal prohibition or fear of success.” — Paul Kurtz