Can I read what Garry Trudeau said? Because he's on the side of the writers who are protesting giving Charlie Hebdo a courage award. He said this a couple of weeks ago. He said Charlie Hebdowas "punching downward, by attacking a powerless, disenfranchised minority with crude, vulgar drawings… Charlie wandered into the realm of hate speech, which in France is only illegal if it directly incites violence… Well, voila — the 7 million copies that were published following the killings did exactly that, triggering violent protests across the Muslim world…"
So this assumes that we just have to accept that Muslims are unable to control themselves the way we would ask everyone else in the world. To me, that's bigotry. That's the soft bigotry of low expectations.
It absolutely is, and we know there are Muslims who defend free speech. I just wish they would be more vocal about it
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