NCAC’s director Joan Bertin responds to Ian Buruma’s op-ed on the Dutch legislator Geert Wilders in a recent letter to the editor in The New York Times. According to Bertin:
Ian Buruma is right to note how ironic it is that the Dutch legislator Geert Wilders is becoming a free speech martyr while seeking to ban the Koran.
But Mr. Buruma confuses the issue when he says that even in America, “there are certain words and opinions that no civilized person would utter.”
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