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"The law is clear: we have the right to blaspheme, to criticise, to caricature religions," says French President Emmanuel Macron.
Blasphemy is a victimless crime. Death threats constitute a true crime, with a victim. “Hate speech” becomes a true crime only when it incites or threatens violence.
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“The law is clear: we have the right to blaspheme, to criticise, to caricature religions.” #ViveLaFrance 🇫🇷👏💪🙌 It was very important that the president weigh in and clarify this fact. Lots of ppl were watching...and some were testing the waters.
Blasphemy 'is no crime', says Macron amid French girl's anti-Islam row
Blasphemy 'is no crime', says Macron amid French girl's anti-Islam row
Macron defends Mila, the 16yo girl who recently insulted Islam and was widely threatened and attacked by Muslims. He says that insulting Islam and the Quran is not a crime and that it is the state's duty to protect her. This is good.
Blasphemy 'is no crime', says Macron amid French girl's anti-Islam row
Radicals of all stripes, including leftists, conservatives, traditionalists, nationalists, and ethnic spokespersons, censor speech they find bothersome. Far too few politicians stand up to them and defend their victims. Three cheers for Macron.
No cartoon excuses a terrorist attack. No conversion or criticism of religion warrants death threats, or even murder. We must uphold the principles of western secular societies without fear of retribution.
Blasphemy 'is no crime', says Macron. "The law is clear: we have the right to blaspheme, to criticise, to caricature religions." Nice to see a political leader make such an unequivocal statement in support of free expression.
Blasphemy ‘is no crime’, says Macron amid French girl’s anti-Islam row | World news
Blasphemy 'is no crime', says Macron amid French girl's anti-Islam row
Blasphemy 'is no crime', says Macron amid French girl's anti-Islam row
"The law is clear: we have the right to blaspheme, to criticise, to caricature religions." Thank you for standing up for the basic human right to blaspheme, .
Blasphemy 'is no crime', says Macron amid French girl's anti-Islam row #TheEvilSideOfIslam
Blasphemy 'is no crime', says Macron amid French girl's anti-Islam row Schoolgirl Mila received death threats after posting anti-religious diatribe on Instagram