Censorship by force of Law is wrong.

A letter to the daily Express (21/1/15) in response to a piece by Ann Widdecombe:
Original:
No doubt Ann widdecombe is correct in her assessment of The Charlie Hebdo Magazine. I doubt much of its content would be found amusing on this side of The English Channel.
Here, when articles refer to the French, they usually contain adjectives such as “rude” and/or “arrogant”.
We wouldn’t dream of rebuking the loudmouth oaf, loudly spouting rubbish to those who will listen.
The French will.
They are not Muslim and have no problem with images of prophets and seem happy to pray to images of saints.
They do not see it as sacrilegeous.
The magazine was printed in their own country, in their own language, for their own people, according to their own sensibilities.
The support of Je suis Charlie is akin to the support, which would be offered by your neighbours, if a guest, in your house, demanded that it be re-decorated to their taste, or changed channels on your TV, because they found your viewing choice offensive.
That guest would be invited to leave in as robust language as that used by The Mayor of Rotterdam, rather than the muted tone expressed by those muttering “Je suis Charlie”, as George Clooney did.
Published Version:

French will not be cowed by Charlie Hebdo killings
NO doubt Ann Widdecombe is correct in her assessment of Charlie Hebdo. I doubt much of its content would be found amusing in the UK (“Is anybody thinking logically any more?”, January 21).
But the magazine was printed in France in their language according to their sensibilities.
The support of Je Suis Charlie is akin to the support offered by your neighbour if a guest in your house demanded that it be redecorated to their taste, or changed channels on your TV because they found your viewing choice offensive.
That guest would be invited to leave.

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