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France: Debates over free speech and secularism | The Listening Post

A brutal murder and the Charlie Hebdo trial have people in France questioning freedom of expression again.


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Philippe Marliere – Professor of French and European politics, University College London

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    I hate France for their anti Islamic activities

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    Afthabgull Bangash

    What that teacher did was also horrific, cruel, horrible stop doing Stupid things or face the music

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    "A tree that has the sweetest fruits has the most amount of stones thrown at it"…Hold on to your deen brothers and sisters…Hasbunallahu-Ni'mal Wakeel

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    France insults the most revered figure in the Arab Semitic civilization and Arab leaders say nothing. If they call it freedom then others must have the freedom to walk out of the classes of the 'teachers' who preach hate.

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    Time has come to once again show the taste of Christ church mosque in New Zealand… were 50 people send to allahs paradise to enjoy with 72 whores…😡

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    I believe not hurting any religion. But I never support violence in the name of religion. Some misguided muslim defaming Islam by doing violence.

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    You can't insult the flag & national anthem of France but it's you can insult our prophet. We have to stop buying French products.

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    It's both funny and sad to know that some people are defending the murder of Samuel Paty, but then again what can I expect from humans in general at this point.

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