Do Britain’s Muslims Have a Right Not to be Offended?


We seem to have forgotten that we once all declared #JeSuisCharlie - a brief but inspiringly unapologetic defense of free speech after cartoonists for the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo were brutally butchered in Paris for daring to publish cartoons deemed offensive to Islam. Should they have shut up until they learned to become more tactful? What is at stake here is the freedom for the rest of us - regardless of our religious or political affiliations - to speak, argue, and worship freely - without being horse-whipped into silence as heretics.