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Free speech-even speech you don't like; especially speech you don't like-is one of the things that literally makes America great https://t.co/G6M3PZTdjk

— Richard Dreyfuss (@RichardDreyfuss) April 29, 2017

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Speech given at the Dangerous Words conference in Stockholm, October 2016

In 2016, we might assume that the most dangerous words we could utter would be words that are critical of Islam – and it would be a fairly safe assumption. To be critical of Islam, or even un-flattering, can result in death at the hands of the state in numerous Islamic countries – including countries from which thousands, if not millions, are now arriving in Europe.

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Germany
News Date: 
12/06/2017
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Franco-German broadcasters have been accused of censorship after shelving a documentary film about European Jews facing persecution by Muslim migrants, saying it was not “balanced” and the topic was “very sensitive”.

Chosen and Excluded — The Hate for Jews in Europe highlights anti-Semitism on the continent and depicts the violence Jews experience from Muslim communities in cities such as Paris.

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Netherlands (the)
News Date: 
10/06/2017
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The first priority after every jihad terror attack: make sure that no one has any negative thoughts about Islam. It’s incredible that even the dhimmi appeaser May’s supine speech was too much for the taxpayer-funded Dutch media.

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European Union
News Date: 
20/04/2017
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Journalists are increasingly resorting to self-censorship to avoid falling foul of the authorities in the face of physical and psychological intimidation, the Council of Europe said Thursday.

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Australia
News Date: 
28/03/2017
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  • The nation's first female Muslim federal MP wants religion covered in race laws
  • Dr Anne Aly wants section 18C of Racial Discrimination Act to be broadened
  • She argued the existing law didn't cover people calling someone a 'dirty Muslim' 
  • But she said if someone calling a person a 'dirty Arab' would fall under 18C law
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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
18/03/2017
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A self-identified Birmingham Muslim has told the BBC that those who “insult Islam” should be subject to the death penalty, during a discussion on blasphemy organised by the broadcaster’s Asian Network. On March 17th, the BBC Asian Network broadcast a programme asking listeners, “What is the right punishment for blasphemy?”

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Pakistan
News Date: 
14/03/2017
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The Express Tribune reported on March 8 that blasphemous “pages were being removed with the help of the Facebook officials.” That may be one reason why referrals from Facebook to Jihad Watch are down upwards of 10,000 a day since February 10.

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France
News Date: 
13/03/2017
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A French mayor has appeared in court on charges of inciting racial hatred after saying there were too many Muslim schoolchildren in his city. Robert Ménard, who is mayor of the southern town of Béziers and an ally of Marine Le Pen’s Front National party, faces the charges after telling a news channel: “In a class in the city centre in my town, 91 per cent of the children are Muslims. Obviously, this is a problem. There are limits to tolerance.”

 

Admin: More judicial thuggery to silence protests against Islam!

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United States Minor Outlying Islands (the)
News Date: 
22/02/2017
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 Wednesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” co-host Mika Brzezinski stated President Trump “could have undermined the messaging so much that he can actually control exactly what people think. And that is our job.”

Brzezinski said, “I think that the dangerous, you know, edges here are that he’s is trying to undermine the media, trying to make up his own facts. And it could be that, while unemployment and the economy worsens, he could have undermined the messaging so much that he can actually control exactly what people think. And that is our job.”

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United States of America (the)
News Date: 
11/02/2017
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At UCLA Law School last week, a squad of student "thought police" tried to ban my book, Failing to Confront Islamic Totalitarianism: From George W. Bush to Barack Obama and Beyond. They don't want you to know the book even exists, let alone what's inside it. And the UCLA administration enabled them. This ominous episode underlines how students are learning to be contemptuous of intellectual freedom. 

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Canada
News Date: 
07/02/2017
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What I fear is that MP Iqra Khalid, who tabled M-103, may understand Islamophobia to mean what its original promoters, the 56 Muslim-majority bloc of the United Nations known as the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), say it means. The OIC wants to see the Cairo Declaration on Human rights become the template for Islamophobia policies everywhere. The Cairo Declaration asserts the superiority of Islam and defines freedom of speech according to Shariah law, which considers any criticism of Muhammad blasphemy.

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Canada
News Date: 
24/08/2015
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Canadians have been debating all week in the Quebec legislature about potential passage of a bill called, Bill 59. What is Bill 59? It’s a hidden Sharia model of how to implement phase 1 of sharia blasphemy laws. However, when the enemy lives right amongst the people how many decades does it take before this presence manages to gradually picks the freedom apart, in small pieces at a time? Eventually left-wingers will give them the freedom to block everyone else the access to freedom.

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Austria
News Date: 
12/12/2016
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In a checklist on “responsible” reporting on migrants, Austria’s Press Council instructs journalists to omit any information that could “stir up prejudices”. The checklist by the self-regulatory institution, which enforces a “code of ethics” for the country’s media, the Press Council, also advises journalists to leave out names if they’re foreign sounding and asks them to consider whether stories could be left open for comments “without having to fear the discussion getting out of hand”, before publishing them.

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France
News Date: 
10/12/2016
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  • Ivan Rioufol was summoned to court under France's strict press laws
  • Objected to Collective Against Islamophobia In France poster campaign
  • Says law has been used to 'penalise criticism and intimidate journalists'
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France
News Date: 
17/09/2009
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A prize-winning French author on trial for calling Islam "the dumbest religion" has denied charges of inciting racial hatred.

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Netherlands (the)
News Date: 
26/11/2016
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This large-scale endeavor to shut up Wilders is a part of an even larger attempt to silence concerns about jihad terror and Sharia supremacism, and how Muslim migration may lead to more of both. The political elites are becoming progressively more authoritarian in service of the Islamic supremacist agenda.

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Netherlands (the)
News Date: 
23/11/2016
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Mr. President, Members of the Court,

When I decided to address you here today, by making a final statement in this trial against freedom of speech, many people reacted by telling me it is useless. That you, the court, have already written the sentencing verdict a while ago. That everything indicates that you have already convicted me. And perhaps that is true. Nevertheless, here I am. Because I never give up. And I have a message for you and the Netherlands.

For centuries, the Netherlands are a symbol of freedom.

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Bosnia and Herzegovina
News Date: 
21/11/2016
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AFTER making jokes about Muslim women’s clothing, a journalist has been forced to flee the country due to chilling rape and death threats.

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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
05/10/2016
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In the 83-page report, the Commission said: “ECRI considers that, in light of the fact that Muslims are increasingly under the spotlight as a result of recent ISIS-related terrorist acts around the world, fuelling prejudice against Muslims shows a reckless disregard, not only for the dignity of the great majority of Muslims in the United Kingdom, but also for their safety.

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Canada
News Date: 
08/08/2008
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After a year-long hearing, costing half a million dollars, a Canadian Human Rights body has concluded that a man who reprinted the Danish “Mohammed cartoons” in his magazine did not incite hatred against Muslims.

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Malaysia
News Date: 
04/10/2016
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As various opposition parties begin to corral against BN, PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang said those who want to court them must be mindful that only "Islam" can rule the country. "Islam has to be the leader and ruler, those who are not of Islam must be followers (pak turut). "Let's not place religion and politics in separate corners," he was reported saying inSinar Harian today. "Don't ask PAS to cooperate with you, when you will not make any change towards (prioritising) Islam, that is wrong.

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Jordan
News Date: 
25/09/2016
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A prominent Jordanian Christian writer has been shot dead in front of the courthouse where he was on trial for sharing a cartoon deemed offensive to Islam.

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India
News Date: 
23/09/2016
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If the OIC and Hillary Clinton get their way, this is a glimpse of America’s future, as criticism of Islam will be labeled “hate speech,” as Leftists and Islamic supremacists so label it now, and “hate speech” will be ruled unworthy of First Amendment protection.

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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
06/09/2016
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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
18/01/2012
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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
14/11/2013

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