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Jan 22 2012

How freedom goes

The recent attacks on free expression have been mentioned in the press, by well-known secularists, namely Joan Smith: ‘Strong religious belief is no excuse for intimidation‘ and Nick Cohen: How Freedom Goes. Both have endorsed the 11 February One Law for All day of action in defence of free expression.

They may be ‘lone voices’, as Nick Cohen says, but – trust me – not for long.

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    Mriana

    I used to admire Great Britain and thought it was better than the U.S. Then I grew up and became disillusioned with both. The problem is, there isn’t a country that is better. Some are far worse concerning basic human rights. However, that doesn’t mean Britain and the U.S. should not strive to do far better then have been doing lately.

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    Acleron

    Mriana, nothing is perfect we can only strive to do better.

    BTW the Guardian has an article on the prejudice against Islam.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/jan/22/prejudice-islam-hajj-british-museum

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      Mriana

      This is true. That’s all we can do and hopefully it does get better.

    2. 2.2
      piero

      Treacle and gibberish.

      Oh, how heroic Muhammad was, entering enemy territory unarmed! Oh, how tolerant were Muslims of Jews and Christians! Has she even read the Koran?

      Be it as it may, we are in 2012, and the current greatest threat to freedom is Islamism. However beautiful the exhibition might or might not be, it will not help forestall that threat one bit.

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