Debate Grows Over Freedom Of Speech, Religion: Europe

Freedom of Speech is the concept and beliefs that each citizen is allows to speak freely without any censer-ship. It is core and integral part of our modern liberal democracy in which we live. Freedom of Speech is guaranteed under many international law notably notably under Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights. It sad to see that no one care to stand for the Robert Redeker. Only fault of Mr.Redeker is he used his right “Freedom of Speech”. Are we loosing our Western identity as continent of Liberal Democratic where we have guaranteed Freedom of Speech and Expression?

EU: Debate Grows Over Freedom Of Speech, Religion

PRAGUE, October 3, 2006 (RFE/RL) — In France, a philosophy teacher is in hiding, the target of death threats, after publishing a commentary in a national newspaper denouncing Islam as a violent religion.

Leading French intellectuals have already compared the case of Robert Redeker to that of British writer Salman Rushdie 15 years ago. But Redeker’s editors, unlike Rushdie’s, are not standing by the embattled intellectual.

A day after Redeker’s critical commentary appeared in “Le Figaro” on September 19, the newspaper’s editor went on Arabic Al-Jazeera television to apologize, saying publishing the piece had been a mistake.

In Berlin, meanwhile, the head of the Deutsche Oper, the German capital’s leading opera house, has cancelled an avant-garde Mozart production over security fears.

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