There is a saying in French that one's freedom stops where somebody else's freedom starts. And so the debate going on about freedom of speech vs protection of values is particularly interesting. The outrage caused by the crummy video insulting the Prophet is hard for us in the West to understand. How can we explain that this is not a political statement or a wide held belief but just some strange person's interpretation that he is allowed to air?
Interesting article by Ed Collins on the subject on Ethics Newsline entitled Limiting Permissiveness.
And good article on the dilemma faced by internet companies on what and how to censor by Somini Sengupta in The New York Times entitled "Free speech in the age of YouTube".
Without trivializing the events - I would like to suggest that we have limits for bad taste - which the video was a clear example of.