That a Syrian professor has to give lessons in free speech to Europe, who could have imagined this twenty or thirty years ago? Doesn't it give strong weight to the idea the majority are just sheep without critical intelligence, who can be led wherever the prevailing authorities wish? That means intellectual, popular, 'artistic ' authorities as well as governmental. Then one of these sheep will ask, with moral indignation, how could the Nazis ever manage to come to power?
Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil. For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places. Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere.