Free Speech: As LonG as You Don't SpeaK
Controversial Prophet Mu-hammad Cartoons Appear At Free-Speech Rally
London, England -- About 200 people have turned out for a free-speech demonstration in central London. And some of them carried posters of the controversial cartoons of the Prophet Muh-ammad that infuriated much of the Mus-lim world.
Protest organizers had originally invited protesters to display the images on banners and T-shirts. But they later withdrew that invitation to avoid alienating sympathetic Mus-lims.
The reversal prompted hundreds of angry Internet responses from people who called it political censorship.
Some demonstrators showed their support for the cartoons by carrying signs saying "Stop Toonophobia." Others draped themselves in Danish flags.
Nine men identified by police as Mus-lim counter-protesters were escorted away."
Escorted away eh?..ahem..were those the "symathetic ones"?
Is your belief in 'free speech'based upon your morals, or on other people's morals?
We know the United States Government rarely gets directly involved in censorship issues, save during wartime. (which despite the elective "blindness" of the Left..this IS)
Our oft quoted First Amendment guarantees freedom of expression within certain limits defined by the Supreme Court. Senators and congressmen have always been loathe to create censorship laws, as just about every attempt to do so (even involving brutal and violent images of torturing women) have been struck down as unconstitutional.
And along come the Muzlims claiming some cartoons "offensive". The presses come to a grinding halt.
But if dehumanization of an enemy is a component of wartime propaganda, they are guiltier than any other in their unending depiction of Jews and Americans as ugly, long nosed , sinister vultures.
And now a handful summon up the courage to stage a FREE speech demo. and then don't excercise the very free speech they are protesting for - so as to ..."avoid alienating sympathetic Mus-lims?
I think I need a stiff drink...and I don't even drink.
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