Freedom of Speech


CEP Senior Advisor Ian Acheson writes: "The attempted murder of Salman Rushdie is not shocking. That’s the shocking thing about it. In due course we will see whether, as is alleged, his assailant was acting in conjunction with the Iranian Islamist impulse to attack the apostate – a widening net, knit faster by our own secular fanatics, which  drags in and dehumanises anyone who dissents from a fundamentalist worldview."

August 15, 2022
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Freedom of Speech Threatened as Bloggers Targeted in Bangladesh

In February, Bengali-American blogger, Avijit Roy, was hacked to death and his wife was injured during a visit to a literary fair in Bangladesh. Roy had raised the ire of Islamists for his Bill Maher-esque anti-religious writings on his website...

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Extremists: Their Words. Their Actions.


On May 8, 2019, Taliban insurgents detonated an explosive-laden vehicle and then broke into American NGO Counterpart International’s offices in Kabul. At least seven people were killed and 24 were injured.

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