A disappointing statement from Stephen Harper....
First, it was Peter Mackay with a wish-washy statement about free speech..now it's Stephen Harper.
The prime minister says he regrets the printing of cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad, amid warnings that their publication could put Canadian troops in Afghanistan at greater peril.Of course, the Muslim community is trying to get Ezra Levant charged with a hate crime.
"Free speech is a right that all Canadians enjoy; Canadians also have the right to voice their opinion on the free speech of others," Stephen Harper said in a written statement, his first comments on the incendiary cartoons since the furor first erupted.
"I regret the publication of this material in several media outlets. While we understand this issue is divisive, our government wishes that people be respectful of the beliefs of others.
"I commend the Canadian Muslim community for voicing its opinion peacefully, respectfully and democratically."