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Last answered 2 years ago
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Yes, I support political satire of religion as long as it does not cross the line of hate speech
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Dozens of major news organizations published cartoons of the Muslim prophet Muhammad last week after 12 people were killed in an attack on the French newspaper Charlie Hebdo. The two men who carried out the attack were suspected of exacting revenge on the newspaper for regularly publishing cartoons that mocked the prophet. Opponents argue that the cartoon should not be published since it is offensive to Muslims worldwide and will cause rampant religious sectarianism. Proponents argue that banning news organizations from publishing the cartoon will threaten free speech . See recent free speech news
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This is a dangerous consideration regarding free speech and its relationship to religious beliefs. Everybody can believe in what they want, provided it does not destroy the accepted ideals of proper humanity. 2 years ago from a Democrat in Village of Clarkston, MI
The finger that points to God is not God. The human foibles of politics and religion require the pointedly therapeutic deflation of their hubris on a regular basis. 2 years ago from a Democrat in Gloucester Courthouse, VA
Only if they publish ones of other religions equally, including Christianity, Buddhism, Judaism, and atheism. 2 years ago from a Democrat in Baton Rouge, LA
Yes but be prepared for the outcome. 2 years ago from a Democrat in Wichita Falls, TX
No, we need to show terrorists we won't be threatened into submission. 2 years ago from a Democrat in Aurora, CO
I don't think they should publish cartoons that depict Muhammad, but, I don't think there should be a law against it. We might avoid a lot of problems if people treated others with respect. 2 years ago from a Democrat in Iona, ID
Freedom of speech is just that. Taking your chances on the ability of others to see it that way also, is another. Freedom of speech must always stand. Using discretion when swinging a stick around a hornets nest has to be learned. Let them publish and... 2 years ago from a Democrat in Overland Park, KS
Cartoons should be allowed. However, there should be a standard of decency level that is not so vile as to sicken all the people in their level of crudeness. 2 years ago from a Democrat in Millersville, PA
Any speech that does not directly incite violence must be allowed, or a free society no longer exists. 2 years ago from a Democrat in Five Corners, WA
We should be tolerant of others but still the 1st amendment in the USA trumps all. 2 years ago from a Democrat in Kerman, CA
Yes, if they so choose. This is a country of free speech, and news organizations are more than educated enough to choose their content and the ramifications of that content, so long as they do not publish hate speech. 2 years ago from a Democrat in Pocatello, ID