Jon Krause

言论自由、谟罕默德以及犹太人大屠杀

奥地利将大卫·欧文因否认犹太人大屠杀而定罪入狱的时机是再糟糕不过的了。叙利亚、黎巴嫩、阿富汗、利比亚、尼日利亚以及其他穆斯林国家抗议嘲讽先知谟罕默德的卡通画而至少死亡30人,紧随其后的欧文判决嘲讽了这一主张,也就是在民主国家中,言论自由是一项基本自由。

我们不能坚持主张卡通画家有权利嘲讽宗教人物,但是,我们无法主张否认犹太人大屠杀的存在就是刑事犯罪。我相信,我们应当支持言论自由,而这就意味着应当释放欧文。

在你们指责我没有理解大屠杀受害者的敏感、或者奥地利反犹性质之前,我应该说,我就是一个奥地利犹太人的儿子。我的父母及时地逃离了奥地利,但是我的祖父母却没有。

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