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 (

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Index on censorship censors itself.....

They won't publish the Muhammed cartoons...
The organisation published an interview with Jytte Klausen, the Danish author of The Cartoons That Shook The World, a book about the illustrations of Muhammad that caused a furore, but chose not to reproduce them in its magazine.

"In refusing to publish the cartoons, Index is not only helping strengthen the culture of censorship, it is also weakening its authority to challenge that culture," fumes Kenan Malik, the author and broadcaster.

Jonathan Dimbleby, the presenter of Any Questions?, who is chairman of Index, says: "The board does not readily interfere in the day-to-day editorial decisions taken by the Index on Censorship staff, but this case was different.

"The board's main concern was both for individual members of the Index staff and those who worked for the other organisations which share our Free Word premises, and who would have been equally on the receiving end of any attack."


Blogger Patsplace said...

I could imagine that when you're dealing with the kind of disgusting nutcase individuals that get violently worked up over a cartoon, that by placing your employees in danger from this kind of critter, you would make yourself liable for suit by exposing them.

9:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We can't give in to extremists all the time.

It took Christians hundreds of years to get a sense of humor but that doesn't mean we should excuse Muslims.

12:10 AM  

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