Salman Rushdie Strongly Defends Free Speech, Blasts Charlie Hebdo Critics

The terrorist attacks on Charlie Hebdo have brought up an international conversation of free speech and what it really means.

Salman Rushdie has lived for years under death threats from Islamic leaders for his book that came out in 1988 entitled "The Satanic Verses."

"The moment someone says ‘I believe in free speech but' I stop listening. The point about it is the moment you limit free speech, it's not free speech. That point about it is that is free," said Rushdie at a speech¬†at the University of Vermont about the absolute right of free speech.

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The point of free speech is that it shouldn't be limited regardless if it offends a person or group of people.