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No Right to Be Offended

September 17, 2008

An Italian comedian, who made a joke about the Pope, faces five years in prison; a journalist is looking at 15 years imprisonment in Thailand for the serious crime of defaming the monarchy; and who would dare say a word about the Prophet Muhammad without Muslims jumping up and down and threatening to kill in response.

No-one is beyond criticism, satire or irreverence, and no-one has the right to not be offended.

MARC FIBBENS

Halswell

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