Flemming Rose is the editor of the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten, who created controversy in 2005 by publishing cartoons of the prophet Mohammed which caused unrest worldwide amongst some offended Islamists. Rose wrote a book recounting some of his concerns for free speech in Tyranny of Silence (2014) and summarized his thoughts about free speech in a globalized world during the 2014 Oslo Freedom Forum.
Flemming Rose’s fear of the tyranny of silence may be heightened in America by the FCC’s usurpation of the internet through Title II regulations said to address net neutrality issues, but may end up with a politically correct and highly regulated product which could be called “Obamanet”.
“Duke remains committed to fostering an inclusive, tolerant and
welcoming campus for all of its students. However, it was clear that what was conceived
as an effort to unify was not having the intended effect.”
“I met an Iraqi girl, five-and-a-half-years maybe, and they kidnapped her.
I met her at seven-and-a-half-years. Until today, she [will not] say,
no one knows, what happened to her, because she was misused. They [were]
paid $30,000 dollars to release her. They released her, but under that
condition. I am sorry for her. That was the youngest girl that I met.
She was misused.”