The Vatican deplored the violence but said certain provocative forms of criticism were unacceptable.Edward Cline is absolutely right: the advocates of faith are attempting to squelch criticism of their creeds in the name of "not offending" believers. Don't expect much outcry from the secular world though. The same article quotes German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
"The right to freedom of thought and expression ... cannot entail the right to offend the religious sentiment of believers," the Vatican said in its first statement on the controversy.
[A]ngela Merkel said she understood Muslims were hurt — though that did not justify violence.Whose religious freedom is being impugned? The Muslims? To what--shove their prophet down the throats of the world?
"Freedom of the press is one of the great assets as a component of democracy, but we also have the value and asset of freedom of religion," Merkel told an international security conference in Munich, Germany.
Every time you look, this story gets worse and worse. Developing . . .