Why we unite against anti-Semitic comedian Dieudonné - but don't want to ban him


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A crime is imminent and we will not be accomplices to it. Yes a crime, in other words an attack on freedom. In a republic, at least in a genuinely democratic republic, freedom of expression is a fundamental right, just like the freedom of information. This means that one cannot censor one or other of these essential freedoms in advance. One has the right to hold people to account for what they say, for their opinions or their information. To pursue them in law, and to have them convicted in a court. But only after the event, without undermining the fundamental rights that are the strength and not the weakness of democracies: the right to speak and the right to know.