Look who's standing up to jihadis!

Norway is one of the most politically correct countries on earth, so this, via Eugene Volokh, caught me by surprise:

The Local [Norway] reports:

Norway has scrapped its longstanding blasphemy law, meaning it is now legal to mock the beliefs of others, in a direct response to January’s brutal attack on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.

Good for Norway. Sure, it’s mean to mock others’ religion (for instance, all those New Yorkers who attend and give awards to The Book of Mormon, that trashes the sincere beliefs of millions of LDS believers). But at least the Norwegian Parliament is restoring a right that God gave us.

Will Bill O'Reilly denounce this?

Norway is one of the most politically correct countries on earth, so this, via Eugene Volokh, caught me by surprise:

The Local [Norway] reports:

Norway has scrapped its longstanding blasphemy law, meaning it is now legal to mock the beliefs of others, in a direct response to January’s brutal attack on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.

The proposal to rush through the change [originally voted on in 2009, but delayed for technical reasons since then,] was made in February by Conservative MP Anders B. Werp and Progress Party MP Jan Arild Ellingsen, who argued that the law “underpins a perception that religious expressions and symbols are entitled to a special protection”.

“This is very unfortunate signal to send, and it is time that society clearly stands up for freedom of speech,” the two wrote in their proposal.

Good for Norway. Sure, it’s mean to mock others’ religion (for instance, all those New Yorkers who attend and give awards to The Book of Mormon, that trashes the sincere beliefs of millions of LDS believers). But at least the Norwegian Parliament is restoring a right that God gave us.

Will Bill O'Reilly denounce this?