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Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Good post of the day about NYU and freedom of speech.

Is here, found via Instapundit.


Trust me, it is definitely worth the read.

I have two comments. Both reply to this, written by a Muslim activist, Yvonne Ridley:

The student group is also planning on displaying the cartoons at the event... The event itself poses no problems but the pictures, as you know, are racist, offensive and there is really no justification in preaching something that breeds that kind of hate against Muslims.

Islam is not a race. The logic, I suppose, is that Muslims are mostly Arab and insulting Islam insults Arabs and is therefore racist against Arabs. This is stupid as Arabs make up only 12% of the world's Muslims. In fact the whole idea is absurd. The majority of Arab-Americans are Christians, in fact, so if you're worried about being racist against Arabs in America you better not insult Christianity, according to this logic. (I'm sure NYU would never allow anything like that...)


Suppose the argument is that no white people are Muslim, and therefore insulting Islam insults a non-white group, and any argument insulting any non-white group is racist. Even those PC-addled enough to accept such reasoning have no argument. The Muslims of Bosnia, Albania, Kosova, Bulgaria, Western Turkey, Russia, and the Caucasus are white. This is not a small minority of Muslims.

All this leads to my second comment, which specifically deals with this part of the above quote:

...there is really no justification in preaching something that breeds that kind of hate against Muslims.


Really? Yvonne Ridley's lies and attempts to squelch speech are much more likely to breed hate against Muslims than those cartoons.

So if any Muslim activists read this, I hope you'll contact Yvonne and tell her to STFU, as there really is no justification for her activities because they breed hate against Muslims.















For the record, I do not and never will judge, much less hate, Muslims because of this woman's lies and sophistry, but neither would I do so because of some cartoons.

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