UnHerd: Sweden and Denmark bow to pressure over Quran book burnings


Jacob Mchangama on the Danish government planning to criminalise book burnings writes in UnHerd:

“By yielding to the demands of the Wahhabi Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the theocratic Shiite regime of Iran, Denmark and Sweden have validated the OIC’s approach, which relies on relentless diplomatic pressure and demands for concessions while offering nothing in return. As the OIC seizes this momentum, the cost to global free expression due to the feckless surrender of secular democracies is likely to be high.”

The correct response to provocation, Mchangama maintains,  is counter-speech or indifference.

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