I write about linguistics at Language Log and occasionally about other topics at my personal blog.
No person, no idea, and no religion deserves to be illegal to insult, not even the Church of Emacs.
Odious ideas are not entitled to hide from criticism behind the human shield of their believers' feelings. Richard Stallman
I have signed the following Statement in Solidarity with Israeli Academics, and strongly urge you to do so:
We are academics, scholars, researchers and professionals of differing religious and political perspectives. We all agree that singling out Israelis for an academic boycott is wrong. To show our solidarity with our Israeli academics in this matter, we, the undersigned, hereby declare ourselves to be Israeli academics for purposes of any academic boycott. We will regard ourselves as Israeli academics and decline to participate in any activity from which Israeli academics are excluded.
My own views are discussed in a bit more detail in this blog entry.
In every country and in every age,
the priest has been hostile to liberty.
He is always in alliance with the despot,
abetting his abuses in return for protection to his own.