Cartoonists in hiding. Editors and publishers assaulted. Filmmakers murdered. Authors travelling with heavy security under threat of death. Activists and bloggers languishing in prison. Countless people scared to express what they really think.
Today is Blasphemy Day. A day to celebrate freedom of thought and the freedom of expression that is vital for the mind of the individual and society. Freedoms that are under constant threat and so cry for constant support.
Because blasphemy is not a crime, but a right and sometimes a duty. Because we are all someone’s heretic or infidel. Because dogmas that demand deference deserve derision.
Because Mohammad cannot stand cartoons.