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Elijah Mocked the false prophets of baal

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Submitted by Yochanan Ezra ben Avraham (United States), Jul 1, 2020 at 20:01

Thank G-D, Freedom of Expression is Guaranteed by the First Amendment unlike in the EU where one woman, E.S. who was critical of Muhammad and accused him of pedophilia was prosecuted and fined.
In 2011, an Austrian court convicted her of "disparaging" Islam and fined her 480 euros.
Elijah Mocked the false prophets of baal:
And it came to pass at noon, that Elijah mocked them, and said: 'Cry aloud; for he is a god; either he is musing, or he is gone aside, or he is in a journey, or peradventure he sleepeth, and must be awaked.'
And they cried aloud, and cut themselves after their manner with swords and lances, till the blood gushed out upon them.
1 Kings 18.27-28
Given that Jewish tradition supports freedom of speech, shouldn't one be allowed to berate, mock or ridicule false prophets?

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