Muslims should accept satire and ridicule as empowerment - Danish jurist

Jan 09, 2015, 09:35 AM

A leading Danish free speech advocate has criticised newspapers that have adopted the hashtag Je suis Charlie of being intellectually dishonest. Jacob Mchangama, the director of the Copenhagen based Justitia think tank said that none of the newspapers was prepared to be as courageous as the French satirical magazine in defending the principle of free expression. Mr Mchangama also says that Muslims have to accept satire, ridicule and criticism as a form of empowerment, to demonstrate that they are equal to other creeds and ideologies. Malcolm Brabant asked him what he thought of the Je suis Charlie trend.