You can be stabbed for criticising Islam?


One could argue that there is a depressingly symbiotic relationship between the cowardice of the establishment and the cockiness of some Islamic extremists. The former emboldens the latter. In many ways the political and media classes, through promoting the idea of 'Islamophobia', have helped to pave the way for today's extremist intolerance of any criticism of Islam.

We have to get serious about freedom of speech. A country in which a teacher must go into hiding for displaying an image of Muhammad, and where an ex-Muslim can be stabbed for being 'offensive', and where all manner of supposedly bigoted speech can be punished with censure or censorship, is not a free country. 'Free speech comes with consequences' - that is the borderline threatening cry of today's woke set.

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