challenging religious privilege in public life

Flemming Rose

Ayaan Hirsi Ali on free speech

In Hirsi Ali’s view, we need more depictions of Muhammad, including an Islamic version of Monty Python’s Jesus comedy, The Life of Brian.

Criminalizing speech is unworthy of an open society

In a society of increasing diversity, criminalizing speech that defames religions would put us on the road to a tyranny of silence.

In a democracy no one can have a right not to be insulted or offended

In today’s grievance culture, with its identity politics, the grievance lobby has succeeded in shifting the fulcrum of the human rights debate.

Why We Must Defend Free Speech

Leading Nazis, such as Joseph Goebbels and Theodor Fritsch were all prosecuted by the Weimar Republic for their anti-Semitic speech.

Funny’s Funny: Humor Is an Essential Freedom of Speech

Taking offence has never been easier, or indeed more popular: many have developed sensitivity so exquisite that it has become excessive.

Free Speech and Radical Islam

We need a global movement to fight blasphemy and other insult laws, and the European Union should lead the way by removing them. Europe should…

Europe’s politics of victimology

Europe must shed the straitjacket of political correctness, which makes it impossible to criticize minorities for anything.

Blasphemy: A Victimless Crime or a Crime in Search of a Victim?

We need a serious debate about free speech in a globalized world in order to avoid ad hoc, short-term decisions to calm emotions.

Flemming Rose – From Where I Stand

The Cartoon Crisis, as it came to be known, spiraled into a violent fiasco as Muslims around the world erupted in protest of the images.

Mass Murder and Satire

What kind of civilization is this if we cannot mock those who blow up trains and planes and commit mass-murder of innocent people?

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