Thursday, April 13, 2006
I was in a Barnes & Noble over the lunch hour buying a book (Sharpe's Fortress) and noticed a table with a "Banned Books" sign on it. The books on the table included a few old chestnuts--Ulysses!--and a number that I'm pretty sure were never actually banned anywhere. (Nowadays, "banned" usually means that a high school decided not to stock the book in its library.) To the store's credit, there were copies of both the Bible and the Talmud on the table. But the most notable contemporary example of an actually banned book was missing. So I scouted around, found a couple of copies of The Satanic Verses, and put them on the table.
So, if a Barnes & Noble somewhere in the Minneapolis area explodes in a fireball, we'll know who to blame if we don't have the stones to blame the people who actually blow it up.
I am at work now but I am thinking of when I get home throwing up a shot posted entitled
The Courage of Cowardise.
Think of it, All the outfits that caved in and won't produce any images that might inflame Muslims?
It takes real courage to PUBLIClY pronounce that the Religion of Peace is really a Religion of homicidal fantatics.
"It takes real courage to PUBLIClY pronounce that the Religion of Peace is really a Religion of homicidal fantatics"
Stop it. The radical Islamists who practice terrorism are homocidal fanatics. Muslims, on the whole, are not. It's this sort of blind hate that turns us into them.