challenging religious privilege in public life

Flemming Rose

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.

Jihadis want to assassinate me. But I refuse to be condemned to a tyranny of deathly silence

Portraying the Christian God armed with a bomb does not mean you think that all Christians are drunkards or terrorists.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Words and deeds

The widely made claim that hate speech against the Jews was a primary factor of the Holocaust has no empirical support.

The War on Free Expression

Freedom and tolerance are two sides of the same coin, and both are under pressure. We all need to develop thicker skin.

Europe’s politics of victimology

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

Censorship and self-censorship in the 21st century

Censorship and self-censorship have become the preferred way to manage diversities of culture, religion and opinion.

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