challenging religious privilege in public life

Flemming Rose

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.

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.

A Europe without blasphemy is back in the middle ages

Where do European leaders really stand on the right to offend? For without that, there is no such thing as free speech.

Can hate speech be eradicated?

An increasingly multicultural, multiethnic, and multireligious world doesn’t call for less diversity of speech, but for more.

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…

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.

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.

Europe’s politics of victimology

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

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