Towards A Good Samaritan World

Sunday, April 02, 2006

Egyptian cartoonists counter-attack against the Danish cartoonists... (hat tip Andrew Sullivan)

It's remarkable how tenacious this outrage has been. The Muslim world-- of course it's an over-generalization, but given the weakness of Muslim liberal resistance to the Islamist agenda in this case, it's justified-- is really determined to dictate to the West what people can and can't write or publish here.

Bush used to say that the terrorists "hate our freedom." It was widely derided and even I thought it was a bit extreme. But it contained an essential truth, and indeed in some ways it didn't go far enough: most of the Muslim world, not just the terrorists, is offended by our freedom of speech, in particular, by our lack of censorship.

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