Friday, September 29, 2006

Free speech .... except

A philosophy teacher in France who criticized Islam in an article in Le Figaro was in hiding after death threats to his wife and children.   Villepin chimed in that such threats were "unacceptable."   The teacher is receiving police protection and changing addresses every two days.  

Notable in all this is that while Le Figaro (initially) gave him full support for his article the AFP article had the headline: Teacher who attacked Islam: 'alone and abandoned' which says a lot about their stirring defense of free speech.   Brussels Journal reports that the editor of Le Figaro later apologized for the article.

Tell me again why the U.S. really wants the respect of countries like this?
And isn't it just political correctness with a gun?  

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