UN Wants to Clamp Down On (Some) Freedom of Speech
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon reaffirmed his predecessor’s line on cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad on Wednesday, saying free speech should respect religious sensitivities.
“The Secretary-General strongly believes that freedom of expression should be exercised responsibly and in a way that respects all religious beliefs,” his spokeswoman Marie Okabe told reporters.
So, in other words:
The bearded man with donkey cartoons like the Mohammad cartoon posted at Jyllands Posten are too offensive and not allowed. But… The anti-Semitic cartoons distributed at the UN’s own Durban Conference on Racism are acceptable.
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