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Kholgi, Farshad

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Jyllands-Posten - Denmark | 22/04/2009

Farshad Kholghi on the limits of freedom of opinion

In his column in the daily Jyllands-Posten, the Danish-based author Farshad Kholghi complains that the term "freedom of opinion" is nowadays almost always followed by a "but": "The infamous 'but' after freedom of opinion is not going to go away. ... I wish that our politicians would once and for all demand an apology for the daily violations of human rights in fundamentalist countries, instead of playing up to them. My concerns are no longer focused on the mullahs and their bearded henchmen. What I'm concerned about is what I experience on a day-to-day basis, namely that my well-meaning Danish colleagues view my satirical attacks on religious fanaticism as racist. But the apostles of decency make a fatal mistake when they regard the mullahs' demands for a limitation of freedoms with tolerance. ... Political correctness has been divinely successful at paving the way for the mullahs. Nevertheless we must not give up the fight. It's no longer important to discuss what we should have done during the Muhammad cartoon crisis. We should be thinking about what we do the next time someone offends Islamists. Durban II makes a mockery of those who have been fighting for freedom for years, and who continue to do so."

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