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Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Religious Defamation and Freedom of Thought

September 22, 2012

Insulting a religion's prophet and sanctities as well as the most sacred values of a nation and society can never be assessed within the scope of freedom of thought. We cannot put up with denigration of Islam's prophet and finding fault with Muslims by any means. Protests in Islamic geography should certainly be held within a reasonable frame, but, western [sic] world should also stand against Islamophobia with a determined manner.

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