Monday, February 20, 2006

Where is the Freedom to offend now.

Dec makes a really good point. Many of the arguments about the Cartoons were about the Freedom to offend. Saying they would defend the Freedom to offend. Are they defending David Irvings right to offend people by denying the Holocaust? David Irving is sentenced to three years in prison. The Danish Cartoonists are protected. To me I can see the difference between Irving and cartoonists. But will a Muslim in Iran see it. The real question is where are the right to offend people now?

1 comment:

Kevin said...

To be honest, I can't think of any practical difference. However, most of those who argued for the cartoons are arguing in favour of Irving. It's telling that some of those defending him are the very people who have challenged him in court before.