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April 03, 2006

Dhimmitizing--not just for Islam anymore

The Danish cartoon affair is one in which you realize, after Borders refuses to carry a magazine and New York University holds a forum on the cartoons while censoring any display of the cartoons ...

New York University administrators on March 29 banned the display of cartoons satirizing the Muslim prophet Mohammed but did so during a forum held to discuss the controversy over the cartoons. As a result, the president of a free speech advocacy group calls the decision to censor the cartoons "one of the most frustrating" arguments he has ever heard.

Leaders of the university's Objectivist Club organized the forum to discuss the Danish cartoons that had depicted Mohammed, for example, with a fuse in his turban. The cartoons offended Muslims because Islam forbids any depictions of the prophet, and deadly protests ensued in Europe and all over the Arab world.

... that what we are really witnessing is the capitulation to bullies. Would/does Borders refuse to carry an art book with Piss Christ in it?

Borders, NYU and the rest of the Western champions of Free Speech are, nevertheless, eager to abandon their principles in the face of the offended in order to keep the status quo. Oh, they have no problem being brave in the face of a tersely worded letter. But facing offended moslems...wellll...

And don't think this knocking-knees reaction to intimidation is just limited to threatening moslems, now we have schools going out of their way to punish students who dare wave the American flag because it offends kids who demonstrate their first allegiance is to Mexico.

This is not a "race" thing, either, but an ideological one:

Also on Friday, 17-year old David Guzman of Victorville left his job at the Victor Valley Mall and discovered all his patriotic flags and ribbons once proudly displayed on his car were stolen and the car’s antennae was broken in half where a small U.S. flag hung just hours earlier.

“I don’t know who did it or why. But I’ve had them on my car since 9/11 and it wasn’t until now that anyone messed with them. I’m Mexican. All of this is embarrassing to me and my family,” Guzman said of the nationwide protests. “I don’t want people looking at me or my sister like we’re one of those idiots protesting for a getout-of-jail-free card.”

Guzman said many in his family have reached the boiling point and he would march in a pro-HR 4377 protest if one were organized in a legal manner.

“I think there’s a lot of us who just want to be able to have a voice, too,” Guzman said. “These protesters don’t speak for all Mexicans. I want people to understand that.”

There is a huge difference between celebrating one's familial roots and actively aggitating in support of a foreign [wildly corrupt] government.

"Mulitculturism" is the inculcation of the ideology of the willing dhimmi.

Posted by Darleen at April 3, 2006 07:12 AM