Hopefully we can now stop seeing him referred to as a “martyr” in mass media, and instead bring attention to the hundreds upon hundreds of people who have been sentenced to prison for speech offences in Europe the last two decades. Some have had to serve years in prison for simply stating their opinions. It’s quite ironic that instead of these actual victims of persecution, the only one that gets airtime is one who wants to actually ban religious books himself, hence not a champion of freedom of speech and religion at all.
Have a look at http://forum.danielhammarberg.com/viewforum.php?f=15 if you want to see a number of recent speech prosecutions in Europe – ones you’ve likely not been told about in media.
5-year prison sentences for “hate speech” are not that rare in Europe today, especially not if you happen to offend Jewish organisations.