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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

'I'm Not Willing to Sacrifice Freedom of Expression on the Altar of Cultural Diversity' - Reason.com

In 2005, while an editor at the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten, Flemming Rose commissioned a series of cartoons about the prophet Muhammad. His goal was to highlight the dangers of self-censorship in an age of political correctness. The response was explosive: Islamic terrorists greeted the cartoons with violence, riots, and attacks on western embassies that left at least 200 dead, according to The New York Times. Rose has been under threat ever since, frequently traveling with bodyguards. Yet he remains one of the planet's most committed and articulate defenders of free speech, the open society, and the enlightenment values of tolerance and universal rights.



'I'm Not Willing to Sacrifice Freedom of Expression on the Altar of Cultural Diversity' - Reason.com

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