In the name of free speech, can anyone indulge in profanity or vulgarity. Can anyone be insulted on the basis of their religion, cast, color, creed, sex, or background. There are limitations to free speech. Free speech doesn’t mean that anyone can do or say anything and justify their ridiculous behavior by calling it free speech.
Many Muslims have come forward and said that all we need to do is indulge in peaceful dialogue to show them to show them that they are wrong. It is praiseworthy on the part of Muslims that they have called for a peaceful method of solving the problem. However, the offenders already know that they are wrong. They know that free speech does not mean hurting the sentiments of other people. They know that they have gone against their own values. They know that they have caused Muslims pain.
When the cartoons were drawn in the Danish newspaper, the cartoonist started to receive death threats and ran for his life. While they called the cartoons a part of free speech, they were very quick to call the threats wrong. I wonder why threats are not included as part of free speech. After all, the people threatening should also have a right to say what they want, according to the theory of free speech that is used to justify blasphemy.
The Danish newspaper that had published the cartoons of Prophet Mohammad (S.A.W.) had refused to publish cartoons of Jesus three years prior, because it would provoke an outcry among Christians. It shows the double standards of the western world concerning free speech.