Being offended is your right, but not caring if you are, is mine. We need to stand up against those who would use bullying or violence to silence those who say offensive things.
The consequences of unpopular opinion, are and should remain limited to, rational criticism.
The heads of two Canadian organizations promoting secularism will ask the Department of Justice to abolish a section of the criminal code that makes blasphemy illegal, following Tuesday’s attacks on Charlie Hebdo.
Section 296 of the Criminal Code makes “blasphemous libel” punishable by up to two years in jail in Canada.
Even in Canada today, it is relevant. It is not just muslims, extremists come in all shapes and sizes, religious, political, ideological. Getting rid of this law might be mostly symbolic, but it is long past time we did this.