Moslem Riots and Blasphemy


LETTER: Pathetic PM response             

THE most disturbing aspect of the recent Muslim riots is not the violent response itself. It is what we have come to expect from the “religion of peace”.

The fact that a few cartoons or a YouTube video can provoke such anger and result in so many deaths demonstrates to me the mindset of religious belief and the effects of childhood indoctrination.

What truly irks me is the pathetic and miserable response from our own Prime Minister and the American Secretary of State.

Both were quick to condemn the offensive nature of the film that sparked the furore.

We either have freedom of speech or we don’t.

Those politicians who are so quick to condemn this video would do well to remember Voltaire’s famous words: “I may disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.”

Blasphemy is a victimless crime.

Peter Rowney, Lemon Tree Passage

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