Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Dutch-Moroccan Website Defends the Right to Insult

A spokesman for the major Moroccan-Dutch website Marokko.nl has expressed his condolences to the families of the two Dutch soldiers killed by friendly fire in Afghanistan. At the same time he said that the website consciously does not remove all postings which could be considered insulting because it believes in "freedom of expression and, however unethical, in the right to insult." Among the postings about the soldiers who were killed – against which the PVV party has protested and which could be seen on the site for hours – was "Two criminals, who probably have many rapes and murders of civilians to their names, have been removed." The PVV pointed out that the website has received a subsidy from the Dutch government.


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