On the one hand, publishing cartoons demonising a religion are regarded as Free Speech... ...but mention of secular history towards another religion in unapproved ways and it's jail or suspension from public office. Seems that Europe doesn't really know what Free Speech is, and is sending very confused messages. While there's a tradition within Europe to satirise all public institutions - including religious ones - the Danish cartoons portrayed Islam's central religious figure as a terrorist. Not exactly good taste or little other than inflammatory. But disagree with religious-secular history, or refer to it in the wrong way, and your opinion results in strict punishments. How badly wrong has Europe got its priorities on Free Speech issues?