WTF? David Cameron defends Charlie Hebdo’s right to publish new Prophet Mohammed cartoon

David Cameron has defended Charlie Hebdo’s new Prophet Mohammed cartoon by saying while he finds mockery of his own religion “unpleasant” it is simply part of living in a “free country”.

The Prime Minister dismissed concerns British stores selling the magazine’s latest edition could be targeted in retribution attacks during an impassioned defence of freedom of speech.

Mr Cameron said that you cannot “appease” a “fanatical death cult of Islamist extremism” and said newspapers should be free to publish whatever they wanted.

The support comes amid some criticism for the satirical magazine’s decision to publish a depiction of Prophet Mohammed holding a “Je suis Charlie” sign in its first edition since the Paris attacks…

…Mr Cameron, who attended a solidarity march in Paris over the weekend, was asked on Heart Radio if he feared stores selling the new Charlie Hebdo edition could be attacked…

The leader of the UK is reduced to pleading the case for free speech?

  • k

    There were British Book stores who sold Salman Rushdi’s book under threat of bombs

  • youness

    Our culture has been removed and is being replaced into Islam.
    How can we deny Classic music, arts, science and yet lay down and die to them?
    Britain is an islamic state.

  • luna

    > The leader of the UK is reduced to pleading the case for free speech?

    Understanding the importance of freedom of speech should be obligatory on all immigrants and all students. Given the unfortunate circumstances we find ourselves in, I applaud Mr. Cameron, and only wish Mr. Obama would do more of the same.

  • Jay Currie

    The silly man has seen how well Farage’s realistic approach has been received and he has seen Boris making sense. So he has been panicked off the fence and has, more or less by accident, discovered he is in favour of this free speech thing.

    What a maroon.

  • Dapto

    From a poster on

    I’ve torn out my alarm system & de-registered from the Neighbourhood Watch.
    I’ve got two Pakistani flags raised in my front garden, one at each corner
    and the black flag of ISIS in
    the centre.
    The local police, MI5 and other intelligence services are all watching my house 24/7.

    I’ve never felt safer :).

    Pretty well sums up the situation

    • Frau Katze

      LOL! Good one.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Just in case you’re wondering, the Bible will probably be banned in Britain in a few years.