Benedict Versus Freedom

The Danish cartoon clash has been illuminating in many ways. Now, we see where this Pope stands - and, of course, it is against the unfettered right to freedom of speech:

"The right to freedom of thought and expression ... cannot entail the right to offend the religious sentiment of believers."

The Vatican, while deploring violence, urges legislation banning anti-religious offensive expression. In the end, the real fundamentalists are on the same side.