- Dec 26, 2014
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Satirical depictions of religious leaders should be illegal, says Ottawa imam | National Post
Your thoughts? Should writers, cartoonists, etc stay away from religious figures? Cartoonists and others have been making fun of Jesus for quite some time now but no Christians have attacked anyone yet. Why should the law apply to one group and not to another?An Ottawa imam has denounced the terrorist attack on a Paris weekly newspaper that killed 12 people, but he says satirical cartoons of religious leaders should be illegal. Imtiaz Ahmed, an imam with the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, said it should be against the law to publish cartoons that depict religious figures in a derogatory way.
“Of course we defend freedom of speech, but it has to be balanced. There has to be a limit. There has to be a code of conduct,” Ahmed said.