Which doesn't make any sense because like in a lot of religions you have different views. In Christianity you have Catholicism, Anglican, Coptic Christians,
I have Muslim friends who are practicing their religion and for the most part - with the exception of the Ramadan that is the only time I am confronted with their religion - aren't that different. The girls don't wear a hijab and go out and drink like my "western" friends. I even have western friends who are married with a muslim and they are as free as before.
Granted that wouldn't be the case for those who practice salafisme, but fortunately - because that is a believe that develops terrorists - these are the minority.
Criticizing the press is also a form of free speech, don't you think?
Yes of course but unfortunately in Belgium it becomes less about the argumentation but more about automatic shrugging it of as left and even trying to silence those who have an opposing view. If a TV personality say somethings that opposes the view of right the whole social sphere explodes and a barrage of mails starts to the point somebody needs to apology. Why the hell is that ?
When a cartoonist post a cartoon that is negative for a popular right wing politician it is just the same. Like some cartoonist reacted after the Charlie Hebdo attack, people doesn't seem to accept opposing views.
You too seem to see the world in black and white: a world where every right-wing 'nut' sees the world in b&w.
I live in a society that shifted from a left-central view to a more right wing view, that introduced a lot of more black and white thinking. And not only about the press but also about those who are weaker in our society or are different, like for example Muslims but not only them. I have a disability and have been battling my whole life with PTSD (suffered from a lot of physical abuse as a child) and I can tell you for a fact - and really in all honesty - that I had it a lot harder since the right became more popular.
And it is not about the social benefits as I still work as a developer, but the the constant mantra that every "weakling" lives on the head - I don't know the English equivalent - of the "hardworking middle class" doesn't do a lot of good for those who aren't a member of that group. The hateful and stupid things you hear on the street these days... . Sometimes it is like everyone that is unemployed or is disabled is trying to abuse the system or faking it which is ridiculous.
But you can't hear any of those kind of politicians talking without creating any new form of enemy: first it was the french, then the socialist (although they call them-self "social") , the trade unions, the unemployed and those who live on a disability income... . And when I confront some of them it is always about those who abuse the system, but they - for some bizarre reason - never seem to make that distinction in their speeches or interviews.