Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Those crazy cartoons strike again

Via Volokh, it is unhealthy to ban a discussion on ideology disguised as religion:

Here's my question: I understand the British have a different free speech tradition than ours; they're not bound by our First Amendment jurisprudence; there are indeed some speech restrictions that we forbid but that other democracies can tolerate and still preserve a vibrant marketplace of ideas, and means for democratic self-government.

But can anyone tell me just what European (including English) students, and citizens more broadly, are free to say about Islam without fear of expulsion from college, or even potentially criminal punishment (as has been discussed in other cases of harsh criticism of Islam)? ...
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1 Comment:

Anonymous said...

I don't know about Isalm in europe but you can see the work of Arab students at this site:
It features interesting news and videos from Arab journalism students.
Here's a sample story:
When you are a journalist you are no longer an Arab: