The Pope is attacking free speech in the name of maintaining harmony between Christians and Muslims. And make no mistake: this is an attack on free speech. Excusing censorship by citing religion, as the Rev. Bryan Lobo, scholar at the Pontifical Gregorian University, does, only compounds it with religious oppression:
“Hatred for another religion which leads to the defamation of that religion’s texts, figures or values,” the Jesuit scholar said, is “totally contrary to the command of Jesus to ‘love your neighbor as yourself.’”
If that’s the rule, can we pass a U.N. resolution against hypocrisy? Because I think I read something about that in the teachings of Jesus.