A reader writes:

I don't have a link, youtube or picture for you, just a personal anecdote.

I was on London's Oxford Street this lunchtime. Coming out of the tube station was a group of men, maybe half a dozen in total, carrying placards that proclaimed "9/11 was an inside job!" and things of that nature.

My initial reaction was mild annoyance, but then I thought about the possiblity of men walking down the busiest shopping street of Riyadh, Tehran or Saddam-era Baghdad accusing their governments of such massive atrocities.

There will be many tributes this day, and rightly so. But the fact that a group of people are allowed to walk down a London street saying the most hateful and offensive things, without violent reaction by the people, without imprisonment by the state, speaks volumes of the moral superiority of Western values over the barabarity of Islamism.

And it's a real-life reminder of how freedom is the best tribute of all.

Hence my celebration today. Because we still can say what we think. Because freedom is still ours' - if we do no succumb to the temptation to surrender it for a false sense of security.

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