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Everyone has a right to express his/her opinion in Israel

Reader comment on item: Iran's Representative in the Knesset - Haneen Zuabi

Submitted by Debanjan Banerjee (India), Apr 1, 2009 at 07:16

Mr. Pipes,

I believe Israel as a democracy and as a democracy it should allow every one of it's citizen full freedom of speech.

I remember you supported the freedom of speech for people like Geert Wilders and Ayan Hirshi Ali. I wonder why you are having double standards on this case.

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Daniel Pipes replies:

First, read again what I wrote; I did not express a viewpoint on Zuabi's right to freedom of speech.

Second, there seems to me a slight difference between someone trying to save a country from extinction and someone urging that same extinction.

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