SSBG

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What do Muslim Cartoons & Britney Spears have to do with each other?

Posted by ssbg on February 6, 2006

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NBC is celebrating Easter this year with a special edition of the anti-Christian sitcom “Will & Grace,? in which a Christian conservative cooking-show host, played by the popular singing slattern Britney Spears, offers seasonal recipes — “Cruci-fixin’s.? On the other hand, the same network, in its coverage of the global riots over the Danish cartoons, has declined to show any of the offending artwork out of “respect? for the Muslim faith.

Which means out of respect for their ability to locate the executive vice president’s home in the suburbs and firebomb his garage.

Jyllands-Posten wasn’t being offensive for the sake of it. They had a serious point — or, at any rate, a more serious one than Britney Spears or Terence McNally. The cartoons accompanied a piece about the dangers of “self-censorship? — i.e., a climate in which there’s no explicit law forbidding you from addressing the more, er, lively aspects of Islam but nonetheless everyone feels it’s better not to.

That’s the question the Danish newspaper was testing: the weakness of free societies in the face of intimidation by militant Islam ..

FROM: http://www.gregransom.com/prestopundit/

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