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Eesti Päevaleht - Estonia | 25/07/2011

Don't pay too much attention to murderers

The Norwegian attacker and his political declarations should not be given too much attention, warns the daily Eesti Päevaleht, if only because of possible imitators: "Did the murderer of Norway achieve his goal? If he derives a perverse satisfaction from the sight of blood, that doesn't cast him as a hero behind bars. If he was looking to become famous and to secure the attention of the media, like the majority of school murderers before him, then one should note that this attention wanes quickly. And the quicker we forget the name of this person, the better. A murderer does not deserve to have his vanity pandered to. Hopefully we won't have to read the murderer's memoirs at some point in the future. He is a person trying to prove himself in his own invented world because he can't cope with the real world. The job of the media is to ensure that he doesn't become a model for some new monster."

Eesti Päevaleht - Estonia | 03/02/2006

Mohammed Cartoon Dispute

According to Heiki Suurkask, offending minorities can't be excused by quoting the principle of freedom of expression. "Denmark regards itself as a stronghold of tolerance, in which immigrants can find a home and gays and lesbians are free to live their lives as they please. But now, a different picture has emerged, one of a country which doesn't respect people of another religion. Denmark's most important newspaper, Jyllands-Posten, has achieved global fame. By publishing these cartoons it has managed to offend a billion people, for the sake of testing the limits of tolerance. But Muslims do feel insulted when their prophet is portrayed as a terrorist. Would we Estonians really react any differently?"

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