Saturday, February 04, 2006

Freedom Akhbar!

Finally, Ibn Warraq makes public his take on the mountain-range-out-of-a-molehill issue, the Muslim community's noise barrage and violence over the cartoons.
A democracy cannot survive long without freedom of expression, the freedom to argue, to dissent, even to insult and offend. It is a freedom sorely lacking in the Islamic world, and without it Islam will remain unassailed in its dogmatic, fanatical, medieval fortress; ossified, totalitarian and intolerant. Without this fundamental freedom, Islam will continue to stifle thought, human rights, individuality; originality and truth.

Unless, we show some solidarity, unashamed, noisy, public solidarity with the Danish cartoonists, then the forces that are trying to impose on the Free West a totalitarian ideology will have won; the Islamization of Europe will have begun in earnest. Do not apologize.

(via the Center for Inquiry)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for finding Ibn Warraq's comments on this. The pandering and apologizing elswhere is driving me right up the wall.

I have been sketching some cartoons of Mohammed, Jesus, Buddha and some other characters of dubious historicity and doofious hagiography this morning.