Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Freedom Must Be Lived on the Offensive

"Our ideas about openness, tolerance and freedom must be lived on the offensive. Voluntary self-limitation gives those who fight against our values a confirmation in advance that we will not stand behind them."
- Klaus Wowereit, openly-Gay mayor of Berlin, in response to Deutsche Oper's decision to cancel a production of Mozart's Idomeneo over a scene which featured a depiction of Mohammed: "Opera cancels over Muhammad scene", Washington Times

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