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Ali Eteraz Has A Question On Muslims And Free Speech

by | 11th, December 2007

WRITES ALi Eteraz: “I have a question.”

Let’s say a magazine a big magazine publishes something xenophobic, bordering on the racist, like, I don’t know: “Hey, the Mozlems are breeding too fast and soon will take over!!!!”

What should Muslims do? They could: 1) Write a letter to the editor, right? 2) Maybe write many letters to the editor, right? 3) Maybe write in any publication they can, rebutting the piece, right? 4) Maybe even submit a rebuttal piece in the offending publication, right?

Let’s say they do all of those but aren’t able to accomplish number four. The magazine rejects their request for “equal space” to rebut (though is willing to guarantee publishing a letter to the editor).

Does that rejection give Muslims the right to sue the magazine, alleging that the magazine has violated their fundamental human rights, and take them to the court?

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