Here’s Tim Blair:
Two jihadi boys iced.
On Monday, the media came out and defended the Texas Draw Muhammad event targeted by radical Muslims. The Chicago Tribune said the event “poke[s] wicked fun at [religion] … lampoons the ability of persons of faith to compartmentalize.” The New York Times praised the event for “scrupulously disassemb[ling]” and mocking Islam with “vignettes” that “float into the high altitudes of absurdity.” Variety called the event a “nonstop fusillade of obscenities.”
Oh, wait. Sorry, that was The Book of Mormon, the Mormonism-bashing Tony-award winning musical that actually carries a song with the lyrics “f*** you, God.” Nobody got shot for making that “brave musical.” The media worshipped it, nonetheless, as a blow for freedom.
But when two radical Muslims shoot up a Draw Muhammad event in Garland, Texas, the media jump to rip the event….
The American left no longer believes in freedom of speech. They believe in their freedom to criticize those things they find offensive; when shamed, they will occasionally pretend to support freedom of speech for those with whom they disagree, as with Charlie Hebdo. But in the end, they will justify those they believe are victims, even when those “victims” are busily shooting up free speech events in the heart of the United States.
I saw the Book of Mormon with my family, incidentally. Very funny. Mind you, I didn’t leave the theatre wondering if we’d get shot, either, which would have made it less funny.
|Picture of the WeekThanks to the Religion of Peace|
“When communities fail to fight back against
hate, it only grows in severity and scope.”Keith Ellison, encouraging ill will and action against an
Islam-critical event in Texas shortly before it was shot up by
inspired members of his community. The attack proved
(yet again) that the true source of hate and violence lies
in the ideology of Islam rather than those critical of it.
In fact, it confirms the validity and obligation of the critique.
Pamela Geller, organiser of the event that was attacked, deals very nicely with a CNN host who tried to cast her as the villain:
CNN sounds awfully like Islamic apologists apologists such as Kuranda Seyit, spokesman of the Islamic Council of Victoria:
This is really about baiting Muslims. It’s about you know venting hatred towards one religious community. It is not about free speech. And it’s a ridiculous notion to have a competition offering $10,000 so someone can denigrate the prophet And they did this knowingly that this would upset lots and lot of Muslims in the community and tragically what we’ve got is a result of someone’s incompetence and stupidity to even run such an event. It is a shame and I very sad that this is happened, but if you do this, if you poke a dog with a stick it’s going to bite you.
The Melbourne man, known only as “Australi Witness”, went as far as sharing a map of the community centre where the event was held, while sharing calls last week by Islamic State fighters and supporters for “brothers in Texas” to go there “with your weapons, bombs or with knifes”.
The same man also posted the addresses of synagogues in Australia and the location of Anzac Day services, along with details of individuals he claims have insulted Muslims. It is believed that Australian authorities are monitoring the posts.