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Submitted by jo (United Kingdom), Sep 21, 2012 at 17:11

You should protect your freedom to tirade, vilify and slander islam and their holy men. You can use ... techniques to spread lies through caricature. Your freedom of expression encourage you to do so. But you should not allow anybody to misuse that freedom to publish british princess's bare chested photos. Any body drawing caricature on holocaust should be imprisoned as in Netherlands. Anybody who dare to say that one less than six million jews died in holocaust should be prosecuted and jailed, because it will hurt feeling of jews as many european countries. Freedom of expression should only be encouraged when it is used to hurt the feeling on 1.5 billion muslims.

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I am not in favor of censorship, in particular concerning the Holocaust. The princess' topless pictures concerns issues of privacy unrelated to politics.

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