Muslims Call for a Ban of Voltaire Play

While the world’s attention is focused on the Danish Cartoons, Muslims in France have been calling for a ban of a play by Voltaire that satirizes the Prophet Muhammad.
The play, “Fanaticism, or Mahomet the Prophet,” uses the founder of Islam to lampoon all forms of religious frenzy and intolerance.
Voltaire’s historical role in establishing the right for free speech is clear:

Editors in France, Germany and elsewhere have explained their decision to reprint the drawings by pointing to principles enshrined in a statement often attributed to Voltaire: “I disapprove of what you say but I will defend to the death your right to say it.”

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