Muslims consider non-Muslim Americans unclean, and Americans unfortunately validate their bigotry and go along with it. The threat to burn Korans by the preacher from Florida was enough to provoke Brother O, Hitlery Clinton, America’s fainting general, and Fox hounds Bill O’Reilly, Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck, Gretchen Carlson, Steve Doocy, Brian Kilmeade, and Greg Gutfeld to denounce him. Even Pitchfork Pat Buchanan turned Meccawards, pleading with Brother O to follow his Democrat predecessor’s lead and send in the Elian Gonzalez assault team to arrest the disrespectful bastard before the match was lit. And yet …
President Obama has never said a word about honor killings of Muslim women. Secretary Clinton has never said a word about female genital mutilation. General Petraeus has never said a word about the rampant buggery of pre-pubescent boys by Pushtun men in Kandahar.—Mark Steyn
A pastor with fifty or so patrons threatens to torch a religious book and the weight of the America crashes down on him. The church’s website has been shut down, its insurance policy has been canceled, and its mortgage has been called by the bank.
Only a couple of weeks ago, the President … presumed to lecture his moronic subjects about the First Amendment rights of Imam Rauf. Where’s the condescending lecture on Pastor Jones’ First Amendment rights?—Mark Steyn
When the U.S. government burns Bibles, or photographers immerse a crucifix of Jesus Christ in their own urine or novelists and playwrights depict Jesus fornicating with women or engaging in homosexual sex, offended Christians don’t incite murderous rampages or decapitate the offenders.
[I]f you insult Christ, the media report the issue as freedom of expression … But, if it’s Mohammed, the issue is no longer freedom of expression but the need for “respect” and “sensitivity” toward Islam … —Mark Steyn
To keep offended Muslims from stampeding, Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer suggests reigning in the First Amendment for Koran burnings.
[T]he logic of Breyer’s halfwit intervention is to incentivize violence, and undermine law itself. What he seems to be telling the world is that Americans’ constitutional rights will bend to intimidation. If Koran-burning rates a First Amendment exemption because Muslims are willing to kill over it, maybe Catholics should threaten to kill over the next gay-Jesus play, and Broadway could have its First Amendment rights reined in. Maybe the next time Janeane Garafolo goes on MSNBC and calls Obama’s opponents racists, the Tea Partiers should rampage around town and NBC’s free-speech rights would be withdrawn.—Mark Steyn
And now Seattle Weekly cartoonist Molly Norris, an American citizen, is forced into hiding from the mob of Islamo-fascists because she called for “Everybody Draws Mohammed” Day.
[T]o measure the decline in western civilization’s sense of self-preservation … get out the Fleet Street reports on the Salman Rushdie fatwa, and read the outrage of his fellow London literati … Then compare it with the feeble passivity of Molly Norris’ own colleagues at an American cartoonist being forced to abandon her life …
No one should lose his name, his home, his life, his liberty because ideological thugs are too insecure to take a joke. But Molly Norris is merely the latest squishy liberal to learn that, when the chips are down, your fellow lefties won’t be there for you.—Mark Steyn
Steyn paints an unflattering but accurate portrait of Americans as a cluster of prostrating, pantywaist pussies pleading for Islamic clerics not to unleash their crazies.
I am ashamed … I am embarrassed …