Originally Posted by sugarkang
Islamophobia is a legitimate concern. However, I wish that liberals would see that freedom of speech is directly implicated in these "death to the people who offend us" type of campaigns. Salman Rushdie had to go into hiding for Satanic Verses. Remember that shit?
So yeah, liberals. Be vigilant against Muslim hate. But please also be vigilant in the rights we all hold sacred. Speech is still important, right?
That's a violence issue, not a free speech issue. Free speech governs the relationship between the state and the individual, not the relationship between two private individuals.