Freedom of Speech

Radicals aim to set limits on our freedom of expression. In particular, radical groups seek to censure any individual or group that speaks out against the dangerous threats of Radical Muslims. These restrictions are a step towards the implementation of Sharia law in the West. Freedom of speech as we know it in the United States is not permitted in countries such as Iran, Syria, Lebanon, Libya and others. By limiting speech in the West, we are furthering the goals of Radical Muslims. The direct outcome of these restrictions is the strangulation of our freedom of expression. In liberal societies, individuals are sometimes offended. Mutual respect is certainly commendable but it is not, and should not be, obligatory. Open debate, including the right to offend, ensures the existence of a free society. The United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that, “Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers."

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