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Newspaper Director To Be Arrested For 'Insulting' Muhammad Mahmoud

Give 'em an inch...

This is why it is so important for us to stand firm on free speech. Once you concede to limiting the freedom of expression out of respect for religious 'sensibilities,' it opens the door to a never-ending cycle of intimidation and terrorism.

Forced to respect the wishes of radical Muslims, Iranians face harsh sentences, possibly execution, should they 'insult' Islam or its child-raping founder. Now, the Iranian regime is imposing the same standard of sensitivity for its dictator-in-chief:

Iran's judiciary on Tuesday ordered the arrest of the director of a leading reformist newspaper over an article attacking President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for his remarks on the Shiites' "hidden imam."

Mohammad Javad Haghshenas, director of Etemad Melli newspaper, has been issued with an order for arrest and investigation on charges of spreading lies and publishing "an insulting piece", a spokesman for Tehran public and revolutionary courts told the ISNA student agency.


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