Jacob Mchangama is a free speech expert at a Copenhagen think tank called Justitia. He told me that Paludan’s speech should be protected even if it offends people.
Mchangama says his free speech views are rooted in the “Cartoon controversy” that originated in Denmark in 2005.
“I’m very much a child of the cartoon crisis,” Mchangama told me.
In the “cartoon crisis,” a Danish newspaper standing for free speech defied Islam’s ban against depicting its prophet Mohamed. That set off a global wave of deadly attacks by Muslims against Christiansand a violent, deadly attack a decade later in France on the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo.
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