All praise is due to Allah Who has balanced human interaction between the scales of “Rights and Obligations”. May His choicest salutations continue to descend on our Master and Leader who fulfilled his obligations to fellow man yet rarely demanded his own rights.
“On the Day their tongues, their hands, and their feet will bear witness against them as to their actions.” (24:24)
Freedom of speech has recently dominated international debate and discourse pursuant to the provocative reprinting of the caricatures by seventeen newspapers in Denmark. The reprinting of the cartoons came in the wake of three individuals who were allegedly caught plotting the murder of the cartoonist. According to the newspapers the reprinting of the cartoons was to ‘show solidarity’ with the cartoonist and to reaffirm their ‘right to freedom of speech and expression’.