One of the problems with defending free speech is you often have to defend people that you find to be outrageous and unpleasant and disgusting.
The West should be tougher on Pakistan. It is trying to play both ends against the middle - to look like the friend of the revolutionaries on the one hand and a friend of the West in the fight against terrorism. It can't be both things.
The great concern is that year after year, rising numbers of journalists are being killed in pursuit of their work. They are increasingly seen as not being neutral but rather as combatants by one side or the other.
The publishing of a book is a worldwide event. The attempt to suppress a book is a worldwide event.