Defiant Charlie Hebdo publishes prophet cartoon on first post-attack issue

Source:france24.com

The French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo will publish a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed along with the words “All is forgiven” Wednesday on the cover of its first issue since Islamist militants killed 12 people at its central Paris offices

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Examining Both Sides: Freedom of Speech and Its Limitations?

 United States free speech exceptions

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  1. For the Muslim Times’ collection of articles about Free Speech, please click here.

    Several of the articles linked here have comments and discussions on the issue of free speech. I believe that the discussion should start off with the following among other issues at hand:

    European Convention of Human Rights
    I think many of the exceptions for freedom of speech are tackled in the Article 10 of European Convention of Human Rights.
    This Article provides the right to freedom of expression, subject to certain restrictions that are “in accordance with law” and “necessary in a democratic society”. This right includes the freedom to hold opinions, and to receive and impart information and ideas, but allows restrictions for:

    interests of national security
    territorial integrity or public safety
    prevention of disorder or crime
    protection of health or morals
    protection of the reputation or the rights of others
    preventing the disclosure of information received in confidence
    maintaining the authority and impartiality of the judiciary

    We would certainly need the best legal minds humanity can offer to give concrete and legalistic details of the above exceptions that may be acceptable to people of all faiths, ethnicities and nationalities, at least the moderates among them.

    If the Supreme Court Justices do not come to our rescue, may be a good and an accomplished writer can help out with a best selling book. But, the key is to at least, win the moderates, in all the established religions of the world and among the agnostics and atheists.

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