I am a firm believer in freedom of speech and I think what happened at Charlie Hebdo in France was a terrible act of terrorism. Killing people for expressing themselves though drawing, speaking or writing is something I really find it important to take a stand against. In this I share Voltaire’s view on freedom of speech:
“I may disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it”
Here in the library in Stavanger they had planed a exhibition of controversial drawings, mostly newspaper drawings, and the people who made them, for the day after the shooting. Luckily the exhibition was not canceled, but they brought in extra security for the opening of the exhibition.
In other news here at home the weekend has been quite stormy. Nina the storm payed Norway a visit and all was advised to keep indoors on Staurday evening.