It hardly needs be said that Freedom of speech is the freedom from which all others spring. It is the most precious legacy of the west. And the most fragile, as it is constantly under attack by those who want to control speech for their own political/ideological reasons.
If you want some Free Speech philosophy: John Stewart Mill is generally regarded as the classic thinker on the topic.
If you think Mr. Westergaard deserves to be killed for creating his cartoons, please post your reasons below. I would be interested in hearing your argument.
(If you just don't care whether he lives or dies, or don't care about free speech issues, please don't bother responding.)