‘Charlie Hebdo’ editor calls Pope’s position on free speech limits ‘TOTALITARIAN’

The editor of the satirical magazine “Charlie Hebdo” that was attacked by terrorists for printing offensive cartoons of Muhammad appeared on “Meet the Press” with Chuck Todd and made some strong criticisms of the Pope for his saying that free speech should have some limits when it offends people of faith.



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The editor went so far as to say that the Pope’s position was “totalitarian” because he thinks religion has absolutely no place in political debate whatsoever. I think what he’s missing is that the Pope was not necessarily talking about the state’s responsibility to infringe on free speech rights, but the personal responsibility of each individual to not offend people of faith. That’s not totalitarian, because it has nothing to do with what the state government demands.

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