Making certain speech illegal gives fuel to Islamic radicals - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Dean
    • 07.03.10 | 10:38 (IST)

    The only thing more stupid than denying the holocaust is making it illegal to do so. How can anyone be so shortsighted? Already I have heard Muslim groups invoking these laws when they want to shut down expression they don't like - as in the Danish cartoons. One what leg do we stand when we try to explain to these Muslims how freedom of speech is a value in our societies if we are so willing to toss it away at the request of Jews? The holocaust happened. But if I decide to say it didn't, or the Viet Nam war didn't, that is my right, and as a free Canadian I won't give it up for Muslims, Jews, Christians, or unbelievers.

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