I have a draft of another post lying around, but I thought I’d post this video I stumbled across.
It’s a conversation between the Dutch radical comedian Hans Teeuwen and three muslim women who feel insulted by a speech of his. Some would call him a an islamophobe or hater for his attitude, but I don’t agree with that. His basic mission is to entertain, even if it means insulting some ethnic or religious group. While I don’t believe everyone should behave the way he does, I think he makes some valid points about freedom of speech. Some religious people (Both muslims and people of other religions) seem to think that they have a special right over other people not to be insulted. If we accept this, freedom of speech is seriously jeopardized.