December 04, 2007
Freedom of Speech, anyone?

Glad as I am that Gillian Gibbons has made it back to the UK in one piece, without the medieval fringe getting hold of her, I think much of the coverage has missed the point. It dwells heavily on how she didn't intend to insult Islam. Surely we should aspire to a world in which we can criticize on another's beliefs without being threatened - or indeed being referred to as "hateful"?

Not, you understand, that I'l trying to draw parallels between a bit of closed-mind commenting and genuine threats to life and liberty.

Posted to Atheism by Simon Brunning at December 04, 2007 01:14 PM

If you don't rss already, you should take a look.

Posted by: Matt Savage on December 4, 2007 03:40 PM

...not that I subscribe to all the views expressed at, I should point out.

Posted by: Matt Savage on December 4, 2007 03:44 PM

Me neither, Matt - I'm a bit of an old leftie. ;-)

Posted by: Simon on December 4, 2007 04:21 PM
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