Spencer: “The Geert Wilders trial ought to be an international media event”


Cross-posted at JihadWatch

Here is my entry in a National Review symposium today, “Western Civilization on Trial”:
The Geert Wilders trial ought to be an international media event; seldom has any court case anywhere had such enormous implications for the future of the free world. The case against him, which has all the legitimacy of a Stalinist-era [...]

John Samples and Ilya Shapiro: Free Speech for All – Cato Institute


Will the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision destroy American democracy? You might think so given the responses of its critics. The Citizens United decision, far from signaling the fall of the republic, strengthens the First Amendment and freedom of speech.Let’s start with the facts of the case. Citizens United, a nonprofit political advocacy group, produced […]

Geert Wilders: Freedom on Trial


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The Dutch politician goes on trial for insulting Islam.

Geert Wilders: an Online Symposium on the Eve of his Trial


The International Free Press Society hosts an online symposium on Dutch MP Geert Wilders, who goes on trial tomorrow for “insulting Islam.”
As one of the prosecutors “explained”:
It is irrelevant whether Wilder’s witnesses might prove Wilders’ observations to be correct. What’s relevant is that his observations are illegal.
At the IFPS website, Daniel Pipes comes to [...]

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Victory for Free Speech in Texas


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But the war to defend it is just heating up.

Iran’s Resurgent Revolution – by Ryan Mauro


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The death of dissident cleric Ayatollah Montazeri energizes the democratic opposition.

Free Speech on Trial – by Robert Spencer


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Geert Wilders is a test case for freedom.

The Bukay Affair – by Steven Plaut


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The attack against freedom of speech in Israel.

Campus Speech Codes Trend Lower, but More Than 70 Percent of Colleges Restrict Free Speech


71 percent of the 375 campuses analyzed still maintain codes that grant students less freedom of speech than they enjoy off campus.