GayandRight

My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (www.freethinkingfilms.com)

Monday, October 02, 2006

More Muslim Intimidation...

This man is going to pay a heavy price for free speech.
A French high school philosophy teacher and author who carried out a scathing attack against the Prophet Muhammad and Islam in a newspaper commentary says he has gone into hiding under police protection after receiving a series of death threats, including one disseminated on an online radical Islamist forum.

The teacher, Robert Redeker, 52, wrote in the center-right daily Le Figaro 10 days ago that Muhammad was “a merciless warlord, a looter, a mass-murderer of Jews and a polygamist,” and called the Koran “a book of incredible violence.”

The Redeker case is the latest manifestation in Europe of a mounting ideological battle that pits those who believe Islam and the Prophet Muhammad can be criticized in the name of free speech against those in the Muslim community who believe no criticism can be tolerated.

2 Comments:

Blogger KDubb3 said...

Notice how the New York Times article was titled 'Teacher in Hiding After Attack on Islam Stirs Threats'. They insinuate death threats are an acceptable reaction to an attack on religion.

He has his right to say whatever he wishes. When we start to censor ourselves due to the fear of violence, we have gone far off course of freedom. Now that we are silenced, the only step left is to be forced upon a certain set of beliefs.

This outcome is horrid. Many dutch are leaving their homes due to this second step. It started with assinations against those who attacked islam, and now it is to the point homosexuals are often beaten for being in public and women are scared to go out on their own. This is not the society our forefathers built. It is a massive step backwards and will have dire consequences.

1:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

But what about the rainbow and Hezbollah flags marching together? Those marchers weren't stooges for the Islamic fascists were they? A$$holes...

5:25 PM  

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