The combination of a political establishment that seems increasingly willing to sacrifice freedom of speech for short-term gains, a self-conscious, immature and offended student segment, and a group of scared teachers and professors with acute cases of “consideration-itis” – is pure poison for the free word:
The Global Conduct for Safe Migration agreement's carte blanche to the government, giving them the framework with which to judge the media's handling of migrants, is an attack on freedom of expression and freedom of the press, a freedom which ensures citizens’ access to information, and with it the ability to choose between information channels themselves in order to form their own opinion.
Douglas Murray receives the Sappho Award because he has done his homework so brilliantly and stood up staunchly for his position in the debate.
Your books, your articles, and your public appearances demonstrate the importance of truth - therefore, in the perspective of free speech, you are an inspiring example to follow.
I have now been gradually vaccinated ad nauseam against all the unending crying, wringing of hands, agonized excuses and gushing demonstrations of regret, expressed every time threats from offended Muslims feelings rears up its ugly head: by Lars Løkke when he talks about "the rape of Islam". By torch-lit vigils. Of “Imagine”-singing people holding pencils aloft. Of all the Je Suis campaigns. It is a devoid-of-consequence, virtue-signaling attempt to “purchase indulgences” so to speak, and an excuse for not doing anything at all - and it most certainly will not make any potential terrorist wonder if our will to defend our values is so strong that he might as well pack up his weapons and crawl out of the truck.