The Economist: Shooting at cartoonists, again


After this weekend’s events in Copenhagen, which took place just one month after the Charlie Hebdo-attack in Paris, it is the worst possible time for politicians to slacken, even by careless use of language, their determination to protect liberty of expression.

CEO Jacob Mchangama says that above all, politicians should avoid the trap of saying or implying that violence was really the fault of provocateurs, or that religious insult was to be equated with physical injury. 

“There can be no truce in the struggle mellem secular democracy and Extremism,” he told The Economist.

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