Muhammad Art Exhibit and Contest. “These cartoons are offensive to Islam, and there is a death penalty for those who blaspheme against Muhammad. The jihadis believe that these cartoons cross the line, and those who draw them and publicize them have to be killed.
“If we believe in free speech in a free society, then we have to stand up for the right of people to offend Muslims or even subject Islam to mockery. If it were anything else, it would be the same,” he said.
Spencer said he thought some of the cartoons were “in poor taste.”
“But that’s not the point,” he said. “The point is that there are people who can say what they wish without being killed for it.
“To say that we will succumb to violent intimidation and allow ourselves to be silent in the face of it is just to encourage more violent intimidation.
“Either we knuckle under or we stand. And we are standing.”
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