The well-known Iraqi novelist Ala Mashzoub was gunned down “by a group of armed men” after recently publishing an article which criticized “the Islamic republic revolution in Iran, which is being celebrated now on its 40th anniversary.”
The assassination sparked anger. Activists wrote that “we continue to write about everything that disturbs the sacred ignorance.”
Yet the West is protecting the “sacred ignorance” (supported by Sharia) by not standing firmly for its own principle of free speech. Meanwhile, in Islamic states, people are getting murdered for “crimes” such as like apostasy and blasphemy, and offense against Islam and its revered leaders.