Friday, 29 February 2008

More cartoonesk fiascos

Do not broadcast critical Islam movie, says Dutch foreign minister (Earthtimes, Thu, 28 Feb 2008)

I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.

has been correctly or incorrectly attributed to Voltaire, Dutch Foreign Minister Maxime Verhagen is betraying the principles on which our dearly won freedoms are founded. Furthermore, it is naive to expect that Islamist hypersensitivities are going to go away if everyone behaves for a little while. Another incident reported this very day:

Berlin Exhibition Closes after Muslim Threats (Spiegel, February 29, 2008)

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