A must read from Mark Steyn on freedom of speech and the disgraceful, quiet capitulation of allegedly free peoples to totalitarianism.
(Featuring yours truly in a cameo role...)
"In Dante's day (circa 1315) and Weinman's day (1935), Muslims who
disliked depictions of Mohammed did not generally slaughter artists,
writers and publishers. That changed with the Danish cartoons. "
Then, the perfect and magnificent Steynian answer to this madness:
started killing people for drawing Mohammed it became necessary for
everyone to draw Mohammed - to show that there are too many to kill, and
thus to teach Islam that, whatever its own proscriptions, they do not
and will never apply to non-believers. Once you make drawing Mohammed a
capital crime, it is necessary to make drawing Mohammed so universal
that it's no crime at all. If you claim the right to kill because you're
offended, then it is necessary to offend you all the time - until you
accept the messy norms of pluralistic societies."
Read that paragraph over and over again, send it to your "leaders".
Repeat it out loud.
Live it, if you want to be free.
The alternatives are clearly much worse.
And when there's no infidels around, they start killing each other, of course.
And the barbarians are all around us.
More impassioned and eloquent fighting words from Geert Wilders here.