"After the choice is made, if people say offensive things, I support their free speech rights whether or not I think they exercised good judgment. But with respect to "Everybody Draw Muhammad Day," we are at the point of thinking about what to do. I am trying to influence that choice."
Saturday, May 1, 2010
Don't miss "Everybody Draw Muhammad Day" - May 20th
In response to Comedy Channel's preemptive surrender to Islamic terrorism, progressive Americans proposed an "Everybody Draw Muhammad Day" for May 20th. One of the main argument in support of this public insurrection against Moslem speech. Mark Steyn as always comes up with a sarcastic article that explains everything, while mocking the opponents mercilessly.
Unfortunately, not everyone understands what's at stake here, and one repentant Obama supporter, Ms. Althouse disagrees with the proposed Muhammad day:
This prompted Hyphenated American to publicly smack Ms.Althouse on her own page. Here is the essence of what I said:
The only way to show that you indeed support free speech and the right to offend Islam is to draw cartoons on Muhammad. It's obvious that nothing else works at this point. Nothing save for violence against Islam that is. So the choice is simple:
1. Support Mock Islam day;
2. Surrender to Islamic terror
So far, Ms.Althouse was not able to show even one alternative to the "Draw Muhammad Day" which would protect freedom of speech. And there are few things in American that are more important than freedom of speech.
In short, anyone who disagrees with "Everybody Draw Muhammad Day" is objectively supporting the right of Moslem Fundamentalists to censor the speech they do not like.
So, what side are you on?