Index on Censorship: "Words and Deeds"

”In 2005 Flemming Rose commissioned the cartoons of the prophet Mohammed that sparked protests and riots across the world.
In an exclusive book extract, Rose explains why bans on hate speech across Europe are based on a false understanding of its role in the Holocaust
Besides the issue of self-censorship, the debate ensuing from the [Danish] cartoons revealed a number of fractures in European culture and self-understanding. One of these arose from the trauma of the Second World War, an event Europe at all costs wished to avoid repeating...”
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