International free speech roundup


  • When the Iranian government issued the fatwa against Rushdie, a British citizen, it was an act of war. It should have been treated as such. We’d have a lot fewer problems with people who think they get to tell others what they can and cannot say.

  • Here’s another one from the UK:

    “In March 2018, Labour MP Melanie Onn called for wolf whistling and cat-calling to be classed as hate crimes with a debate in the House of Commons, . . .”

    It can be rude and unwelcome, but hate? Just the opposite.

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  • “30 Years After the Rushdie Fatwa, Europe Is Moving Backward” on speech that gives religious offense” – One of the hard lessons of the early 21st century is shaping up to be that there is a trade-off between freedom and cultural diversity.