Richard, I think here there might be a subtle difference. The reason many, including myself, rallied to the defence of South Park was not because we do not find it offensive or because I or others enjoy hurting Muslim sensibilities. Rather, it was because of the threats of violence by radical Muslims that defending artistic freedom became so offensive. I have no problem with Muslims, Jews, Christians, or whoever, voicing their concern and dissaproval of certain artistic expressions, and I might in fact join them in protest -- but when violence is threatened, then all of us should rightly be ever-more zealous in protecting freedom of speech.
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