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 society of increasing diversity, criminalizing speech that defames religions would put us on the road to a tyranny of silence.
In today’s grievance culture, with its identity politics, the grievance lobby has succeeded in shifting the fulcrum of the human rights debate.
Leading Nazis, such as Joseph Goebbels and Theodor Fritsch were all prosecuted by the Weimar Republic for their anti-Semitic speech.
Taking offence has never been easier, or indeed more popular: many have developed sensitivity so exquisite that it has become excessive.
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 must shed the straitjacket of political correctness, which makes it impossible to criticize minorities for anything.
We need a serious debate about free speech in a globalized world in order to avoid ad hoc, short-term decisions to calm emotions.
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.
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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