Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Molly Norris

Not every person who has the nerve to publicly discuss Islam has Bill O'Reilly to cover their back and FNC sign them to million dollars contracts.

Some run into big time trouble.

Watch NPR capitulate and then watch journalists who value their careers become increasingly uneasy about covering or discussing Islamic radicalism, peaceful Islam - any Islam.
There should be no surprise there. As an old and wise lawyer told me one time, "You know you're right. I know you're right. But by the time this is over no one will care if you are right or wrong."

As they say over at Gates of Vienna this is a new phase of a very old war. But I digress.

Let's look at what is happening to someone who dared speak out.

If you can ever find the Seattle cartoonist Molly Norris ask her about religious tolerance. Norris has reportedly gone "ghost" after finding herself on an Islamic terror hit list for her insulting cartoon. (Let me know when a journalist makes an atheist, Mormon or papal hit list.)

Free speech didn't exactly work out that well for Molly. There was only a faint outcry about her predicament. The tolerance crowd was busy smearing anyone who didn't like idea of a mosque near ground zero a bigot.


Anyone on the Left willing to defend free speech? No? Well, that's not unexpected.

In fact, it is the usual response of the Left.

Portions of the abvove were published in the Jackson Sun.

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"Unlimited tolerance must lead to the disappearance of tolerance. If we extend unlimited tolerance even to those who are intolerant, if we are not prepared to defend a tolerant society against the onslaught of the intolerant, then the tolerant will be destroyed, and tolerance with them." - Karl Popper

“Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants. It is the creed of slaves.” - William Pitt

"Logic. There is little logic among the cultural elite, maybe because there is little omnipresent fear of job losses or the absence of money, and so arises a rather comfortable margin to indulge in nonsense." - Victor Davis Hanson

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