Dhimmie of the Month or Asshole of the Month?
That choice is all yours, dear readers. Bruce Crumley Â seems to believe that the suit he wears makes him an adult who is “sensitive” enough to understand Islamic terrorism, and Â if it wasn’t for ourÂ ” childish, Islamophobic, idiotic, divisive, and destructive efforts” Â which force Muslims to firebomb newspapers they don’t like, Â we could all sing kumbaya and pretend we like each other.
Next he’ll be blaming Parisian women for their rapes for not Â “voluntarily” covering up with a burqa. Â Yes folks, that’s where we are headed with dim bulbs like this…… ( thanks to KGS for the reminder….)
Four years ago, Charlie Hebdo was one of the few European publications willing to reprint a Danish newspaper’sÂ controversial Muhammad cartoons.
The New York Slimes, Washington Compost, La-La Land Times, and every other gutless publication that didn’t have the belly to run theÂ innocuous Danish cartoonsÂ should be hanging their heads in shame.
Sometimes islam makes me want to scream!
Â But there’s some good news also:
Â Defiance in the face of Islamic supremacist intimidation and thuggery. Bravo. “French paper reprints Mohammad cartoon after fire-bomb,” by Brian Love forÂ Reuters, November 3:
Time Magazine calls for censorship, blames victims of Islamic attack on French magazine that lampooned Muhammad
In my article at Front Page today I wrote this: “The worst aspect of this firebombing is that there are certain to be voices in the West over the next few days â€“ some of them no doubt quite prominent and respected â€“ who will call on Westerners to be more ‘sensitive’ toward Muslims, and to end this unacceptable hurting of Muslim feelings by drawing cartoons of him and making him the honorary editor-in-chief of a comedy magazine.”
And here we are. The reason why this is the worst aspect of the firebombing is that these pleas to be more “sensitive” to Muslims amount essentially to calls for restrictions on the freedom of speech and the creation of a special, privileged class that is beyond criticism. That is the death of free society and the road to tyranny, for the class that is beyond criticism will have a free hand to do whatever it wants, and what will anyone be able to say?
But Bruce Crumley of Time Magazine, like so many other enlightened liberals, camouflages his slouch toward totalitarianism in the guise of “sensitivity” and resistance to “Islamophobia.” The huge, gaping hole in his argument, however, is that he is making it after Muslims reacted violently to satire. Judaism and Christianity are lampooned on a regular basis, but Bruce Crumley never lifted a finger to call for “sensitivity” toward the religious feelings of others when Piss Christ was being displayed as a serious work of art. So Crumley’s argument boils down to saying that we should capitulate in the face of violent intimidation. This is not really about being sensitive. It is about doing what the thugs want so they won’t hurt us again.
I’d rather die first.
“Firebombed French Paper Is No Free Speech Martyr,” by Bruce Crumley for Time Magazine, November 2 (thanks to Jihad Watch):