Demonstrators shout during a "Freedom of Speech Rally Round II" outside the Islamic Community Center in Phoenix, Arizona on May 29, 2015. Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Nancy Wiechec
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(RNS) Last week, we were assured that bandying about with severed pig heads is protected expression. It is protected even when accompanied by shouts of “Muslims burn in hell!” in the middle of a Muslim festival.