Monday, May 17, 2010

Religion of Peace is at it again

Another Danish cartoonist is in hiding after an attempted arson attack against his home.

"Earlier in the week, Vilks was attacked by a man as he gave a lecture at a university in central Sweden...The artist has faced numerous threats over his 2007 sketch. Earlier this year, U.S. investigators said Vilks was the target of an alleged murder plot involving Colleen LaRose, an American woman who dubbed herself "Jihad Jane," and who now faces life in prison."

Another day of threats and attacks by members of The Religion of Peace, but according to Eric Holder, it's unfair to hold Islam responsible for the acts of its followers, especially when they're encouraged to conduct these attacks by Islamic religious leaders.

One wonders whether the West will ever wake up. According to people like Holder, you should just pop another sleeping pill and snooze away.

Update: Mark Steyn, as usual, has a great column on the West's progressive submission to Islam:

"But along with the big headline victories go smaller ones. These days, Islam doesn't even have to show up. The Metropolitan Museum of Art has quietly pulled representations of Muhammad from its Islamic collection. With the Danish cartoons, violent mobs actually had to kill large numbers of people before Kurt Westegaard was sent into involuntary "retirement." Even with "South Park," the thugs still had to threaten murder. But the Metropolitan Museum caved pre-emptively - no murders, no threats, but best to crawl into a fetal position, anyway.

Last week, the American Association of Pediatricians (AAP) noted that certain, ahem, "immigrant communities" were shipping their daughters overseas to undergo female genital mutilation FGM). So, in a spirit of multicultural compromise, they decided to amend their previous opposition to the practice: They're not (for the moment) advocating full-scale clitoridectomies, but they are suggesting federal and state laws be changed to permit them to give a "ritual nick" to young girls.

A few years back, I thought even fainthearted western liberals might draw the line at FGM. After all, it's a key pillar of institutional misogyny in Islam: Its entire purpose is to deny women sexual pleasure. True, many of us hapless western men find we deny women sexual pleasure without even trying, but we don't demand genital mutilation to guarantee it. On such slender distinctions does civilization rest."

Civilization isn't resting too comfortably these days.

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