the limits of free speech or the limits of cultural relativism
Nike magistax proximo ii tf the film of Muslims and the violent protests that it has sparkedhave raised interesting questions about the role that free speech plays in our increasingly bi polar world.
Though most American legal scholars would agree that the film falls under 1st Amendment free speech protections, the LA Times has argued that the 1st Amendment has legal precedent to distinguish between speech that is offensive and speech that deliberately provokes violence. This argument rests on the fact that the film was released near September 11, had the support and was spread by a number of anti Islamic activists, and that the end result was indeed, violence.
The logic behind this is disjointed, especially when viewing the film. of Muslims makes no direct call for violence, has no clear plot and posits itself as a desert adventure that is clearly fictitious. Though the sentiment behind a film that shows the Islamic prophet as a child molester and his followers as bloodthirsty torturers is clear, the film should be viewed as nothing but low art, designed to express a fringe and extremist opinion.
The distinction between the film and the thousands of blogs, message boards, YouTube films, hate songs and extremists political propaganda that can be found in the cesspit of cyberspace is thus unclear. The only difference between this film and the words of an Australian neo fascist posting anonymously online is that it received a much bigger audience. In this case, perhaps YouTube, who has refused to take down the video and only blocked access in Egypt and Libya, should be further scrutinised.
The real issue here, as with the Danish cartoon affair and the fatwa place on Salman Rushdie, is that any depiction of the prophet Muhammad is highly offensive to Muslims. Though a film may attack the beliefs behind Islam, rather than Muslims themselves, the implications of this for Muslims is different.
As Stanley Fish highlights in a thoughtful essay, religion is not an internal, privatised matter for Muslims, it runs like a thread through all surfaces, inside and outside their lives. Thus, an attack on Islam is not distinguishable, for many Muslims, from an attack on themselves directly.
In this way, the 1st Amendment and its distinction between public and private, Western freedom in the for ideas as Fish puts it, is rejected by many in the Islamic world. Though only a minority may react with violence, and a significant number will react with refreshing humour, the differentlenses through which different groups in our pluralistic world view the limits of freedom is important to keep in mind.
Or is that simply cultural relativism gone too far?
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