Freedom of speech

The incident in Paris this morning has stuck with me most of the day.


I have always been a defender of freedom of speech. But that freedom also includes the freedom to criticise others. Just because we are “tolerant” to others, their way of life, their religion, their political opinion or whatever, this does not mean that we should just “let them do their thing un-interrupted”. Of course not. If you are religious, and someone is mocking that religion, it’s your right to express your outrage.

But guns as a weapon against someone who wrote a cartoon you don’t like? Idiotic.

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