Expert reflects over Europe's blasphemy laws, legal precedent

  • 2006-02-15
Fresh protests have broken out in parts of the Muslim world over cartoons of the prophet Muhammad that have appeared in European newspapers. For many Europeans, the row is about freedom of expression, while for many Muslims the cartoons are a blasphemous insult to their religion. The controversy has raised questions about what limits, if any, can be put on the freedom of speech when it comes to religion. For some background, RFE/RL correspondent Kathleen Moore spoke to David Nash, author of the upcoming book "Blasphemy in the West" and a lecturer at Oxford Brookes University in the United K...
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