UK's Cameron defends free speech 'right to cause offense'

January 18, 2015 5:49 PM

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UK's Cameron defends free speech 'right to cause offense'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron said there was "a right to cause offense about someone's religion" in a free society, drawing a distinction between himself and Pope Francis in their response to the deadly Islamist attacks in Paris.

"I'm a Christian. If someone says something offensive about Jesus, I might find that offensive. But in a free society, I don't have a right to sort of wreak my vengeance on them," Cameron said in an interview with CBS' Face the Nation program aired on Sunday.

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