Taking the odious option in a censorship war

Even though Muslim cleric Man Haron Monis' letters to the parents of killed Australian soldiers were offensive, his potential two-year sentence strikes at the heart of Australia's democracy.

It’s awkward defending something you find despicable, but here goes.

For some time, Australia’s been the frog naively lolling in tepid water, while a cabal of governments, bureaucrats and finger-waving political correctionists quietly dial up the heat to roil against free speech, degree by dangerous degree, either hoping we won’t notice, or that we’ll see it as a fair counter to the ‘hate media’. Most of us, including businesspeople, are like the frog, and have kept our mouths shut.



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