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'our democratic scheme is at stake Lars Løkke Rasmussen, Duncan Lewis - Imagine for Yourself the Images a Society Has Informed or Will Inform when a Society Accepts Blasphemy as a Normative Paradigm Within its Midst.

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"..I think it’s blasphemous to the extent that I can comment on someone else’s religion." Director General of ASIO, Duncan Lewis
Terror alert: Australia’s top spy chief warns rift with Muslims could weaken national security December 13, 2015 Samantha Maiden,National Political Editor, The Sunday
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Danish Man Who Burned Quran Is Prosecuted for Blasphemy, NTY, KIMIKO de FREYTAS-TAMURA, FEB. 23, 2017

“Instead of responding to attacks against freedom of expression, voices were raised to decry blasphemy and to propose compromise with terrorism. There is no blasphemy in a democracy,” Mr. Rushdie said. ..
..the writer decried the reluctance of Western governments to use the words “Muslim” or “Islam,” preferring instead to attribute terrorist attacks to “unbalanced” people or to a generic thing like “radicalism” or “extremism,” even when the attackers themselves say Islam is their motive."
‘Satanic Verses’ author Salman Rushdie: ‘Today, I would be accused of Islamophobia, rac…