Wednesday September 30 will mark the tenth anniversary of the publication of the infamous Mohammed Cartoons by the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten. Last Saturday the Danish Free Press Society held an event to commemorate the anniversary in Copenhagen, and Mark Steyn was one of the featured speakers.
Mr. Steyn’s speech examined the extent to which Western societies have further surrendered their liberties since the publication of the Motoons. As he says, security concerns have become the new “Shut up” — that is, if someone threatens to blow up your event because of what you plan to say or write or draw, it’s your fault, and constitutes ample grounds to shut the event down.
Watch this excellent speech all the way through to the end — it’s very inspiring:
Hat tip: Fjordman.