by Michael Haltman
Dhimmi: The status of non-Muslims under Muslim rule
The article, “What Did You Say About Muhammad?!” written by Raymond Ibrahim, points out in no uncertain terms that there is a large price to be paid by the United States and other countries who appease one faith, while allowing the carte blanche verbal and visual abuse of others.
The recent Comedy Central decision to censor the 200th episode of South Park, while at the same time planning a series spoofing Jesus Christ, is the most glaring example that comes to mind. The reason for the censorship? Fear of violent retribution. As this article explains, this is exactly the wrong approach.
Ibrahim points out that “…by constantly buckling in to the slightest Muslim displeasure — whether by altering films, removing museum art, or canceling book launches — the West has perpetuated a vicious cycle wherein Muslim sensitivities are ever heightened and outraged at the slightest slight, and Western freedoms of expression are correspondingly diminished and trampled upon…”
To read the story, please click on the following link. Once done, please provide any thoughts and opinions that you may have on the validity of Ibrahim’s argument.