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Free speech or a duty to insult?

Reader comment on item: Post-Mortem on the Muhammad Protests

Submitted by ann farmer (United Kingdom), Oct 2, 2012 at 16:25

Whatever our religion, or thoughts on Islam or Islamism, the apparent determination by some in the West to insult the Prophet Mohammad is deplorable. Have they no thought for the victims of the riots they will probably stir? This is not the way forward.

Of course, ignoring the significance of these violent protests is not an ethical or viable approach either. It represents the politics of the playground - sticking out one's tongue at a bully and running away while he hits the nearest small kid, or covering one's eyes in the belief that it makes one invisible.


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