: Jan 14, 2015

"Yet..there surely is a difference, in France, between mocking the pope and mock…

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“Yet..there surely is a difference, in France, between mocking the pope and mocking the Prophet Muhammad. The pope is the representative of the dominant traditional religion of the majority of French citizens. The Prophet Muhammad is the revered figure of an oppressed minority. To mock the pope is to thumb one’s nose at a genuine authority, an authority of the majority. To mock the Prophet Muhammad is to add insult to abuse.” – Professor Jason Stanley


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There is a difference in France between mocking the pope and mocking the Prophet Muhammad.

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