Why should we worry?
Because protests over the Mohammed cartoons are now leading to censorship of things which might cause offence to other religions - even, believe it or not, Christianity!
(A reminder: the Mohammed-cartoons were published in an Egyptian newspaper without anyone rioting long before the world went nuts on the story...)
Check out this story:
SBS drops South Park episode on the Pope - TV & Radio - EntertainmentIt's not all bad, though:
AN EPISODE of cartoon program South Park that features the Pope has been pulled from Australian television...
'Given the current worldwide controversy over cartoons of religious figures, we've decided to defer this program,' [Judas...] said in a statement yesterday.
The episode shows a statue of the Virgin Mary spurting menstrual blood on the Pope."
[The episode] was shown in New Zealand... prompting a vigil by hundreds of Catholics outside broadcaster TV Works. Despite the protest, 200,000 New Zealanders watched the program, six times the usual audience.Come on everyone! Banning even the right to cause offence is what the terrorists want. Seriously.