Thursday, October 19, 2006

“Europe has tacitly accepted that from now on the freedom of satire is valid for everything but Islam.”

That's what a recent Italian editorial, cited by Hermann in an interesting and disturbing post called Let Timidity Ring, claims.

Is it true?

In the face of radical Islamic bullying and its aversion to democracy, pluralism, free speech, and mutual respect, has Europe acquiesced to fear and self-censorship?

Hermann thinks so, asserting that the current European mood is, Ich habe Angst, also bin ich, meaning I have fear, therefore I am. Read the whole thing.

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