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Faith, fervour and free speech

Posted by Secular on November 17, 2012

by Moira Clarke

In the wake of violence in response to the film ‘Innocence of Muslims’, there has been a renewed push for international blasphemy laws at the United Nations. This article by an SPA member presents the case for freedom of speech, explaining that blasphemy laws are abused wherever they are introduced, that hate speech is best countered by more speech, and that freedom is a two-way street.

Link to article published in Online Opinion, 25 September 2012

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