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EUnuchs Unter Alles

By on 2.9.06 | 1:58PM

They always find a way. The cartoon intifada hasn't even reached the Sudetenland yet, and they're already surrendering. This Reuters report describes the EU's plan to come up with a code of self-censorship to avoid further insults to religions. Franco Frattini, the EU minister for security and silly walks put it this way:

"The press will give the Muslim world the message: We are aware of the consequences of exercising the right of free expression...We can and we are ready to self-regulate that right." Huh? Self regulation leaves the discretion to the person whose expression is being regulated. Frattini is talking about an EU law to limit free speech.

Can someone explain to me why supposedly free nations want to be part of this French bedroom comedy now that it is demonstrably unfunny?

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