Mohammed Cartoon Row Redux

Discussion in 'Politics & Law' started by CMK_Eagle, Feb 13, 2008.

  1. CMK_Eagle

    CMK_Eagle Registered Member

    What do all of you think about this? Is the republication of the cartoon proper support for free speech, an unnecessary provocation, or both? How far should governments go to regulate speech which could incite violence?
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2008

  2. Kazmarov

    Kazmarov For a Free Scotland

    If they are not in themselves advocating violence, I see no problem with it; I think any government intervention in the matter is a violation of the principles of a liberal democracy.

    If we decide to ban these publications, let's also ban Harry Potter, The Laramie Project, Brokeback Mountain and the Satanic Verses. These have violent, angry reactionary movements (over a dozen people have died in protests/assainations related to the Satanic Verses) over non-violent material.

    Freedom marches on.

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