Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Getting sick of this

If we don't stand up and fight for world wide free speech, we will lose it everywhere.

The editor and publisher of a newspaper in India have been arrested on charges of "hurting the religious feelings of Muslims."


Mr Kumar has said he has already issued a public apology for reproducing the article.
"I admit it was an editorial misjudgement but it was never intentional," Mr Kumar told the BBC in an interview.
Yet another person bends over forwards to apologize for stating their opinion. This has to stop. It was the same thing in that case where a British teacher in Sudan named a teddy bear Muhammad and was arrested, then went out of her way to apologize. Ridiculous. If we don't stand up and fight for world wide free speech, we will lose it everywhere.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

What about free speech to critique the "Holocaust". Bet you don't believe in that so strongly.

Jolly Bloger said...

Yeah, actually, I do.

There's no such thing as some free speech - it's either all free or none of it is. If the government exercises power to censor certain opinions, then we're all walking on eggshells.

(One more slogan:) The solution to bad speech is more speech. Not censorship.