My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (

Thursday, September 05, 2013

Collision! Free Speech and Religion

Collision!  Free Speech and Religion

Opening Event in the 4th Annual Free Thinking Film Festival 2013

October 31st, 7:00 PM, Library & Archives Canada, Ottawa

This new documentary, written and presented by Danish Human Rights Lawyer Jacob Mchangama, focuses on one of the defining issues of our time; the global battle of values over the relationship between free speech and religious sensitivities. Recent years have seen increasing demands that free speech should be limited to respect religious feelings. In a globalized world this conflict has become explosive as cartoons published in Denmark and videos uploaded in America have led to violent riots from Cairo to Karachi. The outcome of this battle, says Mchangama, will have profound consequences for the ability of people everywhere to freely express themselves and follow their beliefs.

Followed by a panel discussion with Jacob Mchangama and others.

"Jacob Mchangama and the Free To Choose Network have pulled off an amazing feat: they have produced a cool and measured documentary on a subject of great controversy. “Collision” is a poignant defense of free speech, and has a remarkable ability to find the seam between the right to free speech, and the sensibilities of religious believers. A remarkable voice, a presence on camera that is at once soothing and committed to the freedom of ideas."
    Fouad Ajami, Senior Fellow
    The Hoover Institute

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

The collision is not between free speech and religion in general. You can say what you want about Christianity, for example. You know perfectly well which religion will cause you trouble if you speak your mind about it in any way.

9:44 PM  

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