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Free Speech in Denmark

Free Speech in Denmark

Country: 
Denmark
News Date: 
25/04/2019
Lancastrian
Summary: 
  • What is shocking is that a state agency has threatened to remove a foster child from her only family, not because there is the slightest suspicion of ill-treatment of the child, but because of the foster mother's exercising her freedom of speech.

  • "If people start to change their legal, democratic statements because somebody wants to hurt them or try to kill them, well, then we don't have a democracy anymore. So, I am not at fault whatsoever that there is a threat to my person... We do not believe that assailants and murderers should decide where the limits of free speech should be...." — Rasmus Paludan, chairman of the Danish anti-Islam party, Stram Kurs.

  • The value at stake here is whether freedom of speech, regardless of what or whom it insults, can be guaranteed when it is met with violence and riots.