Thursday, February 23, 2006

Editorial AND Quote of the day

I know we are beating the Islamic cartoon controversy to a bloody pulp. But when there is a good take on a story, it has to be read.

Such is the case with this editorial, about how the American press has failed to print the cartoons, in the Washington Post by William Bennett and Alan Dershowitz.

They also get the quote of the day with this gem:

"When we were attacked on Sept. 11, we knew the main reason for the attack was that Islamists hated our way of life, our virtues, our freedoms. What we never imagined was that the free press -- an institution at the heart of those virtues and freedoms -- would be among the first to surrender."

4 comments:

Howard said...

The press is just taking the path of least resistance. The majority of folks say nothing and go right on with the daily business..Protesters and the ACLU is what they worry about..

EdMcGon said...

When did Western Civilization decide that when someone protests something, they must be right?

You are right Howard. The press is taking the easy way out.

Muslim Unity said...

Ed Said:

“we were attacked on Sept. 11, we knew the main reason for the attack was that Islamists hated our way of life, our virtues, our freedoms. What we never imagined was that the free press -- an institution at the heart of those virtues and freedoms -- would be among the first to surrender.”


It wasn't the ISLAMISTS who hated your way of life.

It was the terrorists. We all know that who actually was behind September 11th and the killing of so many innocent people. It was a plot by a few evil American policy makers who needed an excuse to attack Afghanistan and Iraq.
Everybody knows that the suicide evil bombers had been funded by America.

Let us try not to blame Islam for it, and live in peace.

Let us spread love and peace brother.

EdMcGon said...

MU,
I wish more Muslims felt as you do.

And while I cannot argue that the U.S. indirectly funded the terrorists, we did not intentionally do it. Blaming "American policy makers" for it is a cop out. If you can prove what you are saying, I would gladly like to hear it; otherwise, you are just spreading conspiracy theories without any basis.

Also, we generally refer to the terrorists as Islamists, not to be confused with Muslims in general. However, how often do we see Muslims celebrating attacks carried out by the Islamists? Too often.

In contrast, how often do we see Muslims condemn the Islamists for their evil? Only within the past year have I seen any progress made in this direction.