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Chris Muir's Day By Day

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Rose, Malkin, The Press

Forgive me for saying so, but after Theo van Gogh and Salman Rushdie, we should be paying much more to Flemming Rose, who, by the way, was quoted today saying that "Here we go again. It's like deja vu...This is exactly the kind of self-censorship I and my newspaper have been warning against...You play into the hands of the radicals. You are telling them: your tactics are working. This is a victory for the radicals. It's weakening the moderate Muslims who are our allies in this battle of ideas."

The very same al-Reuters article reminds us that "In 2004, Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh was murdered after outraging Muslims with a film accusing Islam of promoting violence against women, and a British play featuring sexual abuse and murder in a Sikh temple was canceled after protests. Last year London's Tate Britain museum removed a sculpture by John Latham which it feared would offend Muslims and a British tour of "Jerry Springer - The Opera" was temporarily canceled when conservative Christian groups complained."

But I can tell you right now we're not doing enough.

And yet there are some people of note I wouldn't dare include in that "we."

One such person is Michelle Malkin. Citing a recent Yahoo! News article:

"'He was accused of aiding and abetting the insurgency, but he has yet to be charged with any crime,' Slaughter said. She noted that the AP has demanded that Hussein either be released or charged so that he can be turned over to the Iraqi court system for trial."

And Ms. Malkin points out that "Hussein, was discovered by American troops in a Ramadi apartment with an alleged al Qaeda leader and a weapons cache, and who tested positive for explosives."

Now, via Ms. Malkins factual information, let me point out to miss Slaughter (who is, quite astoundingly, one of our Representatives) that with such evidence the military merely has to detain him. That's what they've done. He has no more right's that Osama's cabbie (but we all know how that turned out). Furthermore, the practice of detainment is actually very effective, considering what happened to, for example, Yasser Arafat.

In the meantime, read this refreshing piece by Reuven Brenner.


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