25 February 2008

Let them eat French fries

The arrogant French got a dose of their own medicine when Turkey blocked Gaz de France's bid to join the Nabucco natural gas pipeline project, a consortium of companies that will bring Central Asian oil to Europe. The Turks' move was in retaliation against the recent French legislation making it a criminal offense to deny that the deaths of thousands of Armenians in 1915 in the Ottoman Turkey constituted genocide. What better way is there to stifle freedom of speech than by making—solely for political gains—the expressions of arbitrarily selected ideas and opinions illegal?

The International Herald Tribune has published a sensible opinion piece on the issue.

1 comment:

xoggoth said...

The holocaust denial laws in Europe really are a total absurdity