Saturday, February 21, 2009

OTM Reacts to the Geert Wilders News

A few days ago, I posted several times on the topic of Geert Wilders. (See here, here, here, and here.)

This week's On The Media noted the story, too, and decided to re-run a segment they did last year. Here's their blurb:

War of the Worlds

February 20, 2009

Earlier this month, right-wing Dutch politician Geert Wilders was denied entry into the United Kingdom to screen his controversial film about Islam. The British government's decision sparked the ongoing debate about free speech, xenophobia, and a clash of cultures when it comes to Muslim immigrants in western societies.

In a piece that aired last April, Bob talked with some of the main players in the struggle to define the future of free speech in Europe.

Here is the audio (after the usual forty second long NPR promotional intro):

(alt. audio link, where direct download (MP3) is also available)

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