Friday, August 22, 2008

Random House and the Islamic War against Free Speech

Although when Random House canceled publication of Sherry Jones’ trashy novel about Muhammad’s nine-year-old wife, Aisha, it was succumbing not to actual threats but to the sheer prospect of threats, no one has accused the venerable publisher of “Islamophobia.” Even in today’s hyper-politically correct public square, everyone seems to take for granted.For Random House to have axed Jones’s book, as silly and stupid as it is, because of the possibility of violence is only to reinforce the idea that when it comes to speaking about Islam, there are certain lines that non-Muslim Westerners must not cross. And with that lesson re-taught, our freedoms will continue to erode.

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