Saturday, February 25, 2006

NYTimes: We are sniveling cowards, and we’ll prove it.

The hypocrisy in the editorial Silenced by Islamist Rage in today’s New York Times is mind-numbing. When an editorial board and/or an editor write such drivel, you have to wonder what hallucinogen is being passed around the conference table into their Manhattan bubble.
…According to a report by Michael Slackman and Hassan M. Fattah in The New York Times, 11 journalists in five Islamic countries face prosecution for printing some of the Danish cartoons, even when their purpose was to condemn them.

In most of these cases, the legal action represents attempts by cowed authorities to appease the Islamists. But the effect — in Yemen, Jordan and other countries — has only been to give extremists a dollop of legitimacy, and to encourage them to turn up the heat. That, in turn, increases the perception of a "clash of civilizations" between Islam and the West.

It is time for moderate Muslims to abandon the illusion that they can placate the Islamists by straddling the fence…


Blogger crallspace said...

/Either way, I'm turned off to Islam,.... thanks, Fundies!

2/25/2006 7:22 PM  

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