September 9th, 2009

Islamic Cartoons – No Laughing Matter at Yale

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By Emily Geiger

danish_muslim_cartoons-tIt’s funny how liberals are fearless bullies when their picking on certain people like Christians or conservatives, but they’re a bunch of cowards when it comes to other groups… like Muslims.

Yale University Press has decided to take the coward’s way out in its recent decision to publish a book about some Danish cartoons depicting the Islamic prophet Mohamed without actually re-publishing the cartoons themselves as the author of the book had intended.

Apparently Yale University officials fear that the re-publication of these cartoons are likely to incite violence from some in the Muslim community. These officials came to this conclusion after consultation with “counterterrorism officials, Muslim diplomats, the top Muslim official at the United Nations and other mostly unidentified experts in making its decision.”

Yale officials said, “The decision [to not publish the cartoons] rested solely on the experts’ assessment that there existed a substantial likelihood of violence that might take the lives of innocent victims.”

Wait a minute… I though Islam was a peaceful religion? I thought that anyone who did anything to insinuate that Islam wasn’t a peaceful religion was engaging in stereotyping and bigotry.

So, which is it? Is Islam a peaceful religion? Or, do we have to engage in censorship so as not to get ourselves blown up for upsetting Islamic people?

You know, it’s funny how often Christianity is vilified and portrayed as a major reason for violence in this world, and yet, that doesn’t seem to stop any museums or art galleries from displaying things like crucifixes in bottles of urine or dung smeared on a portrait of Jesus.

I guess Christianity isn’t so scary after all.

About the Author

Battleground Iowa
Emily Geiger writes from a conservative perspective on everything from politics to religion to pop culture. Like the original Emily of Revolutionary War era, this Emily is delivering important messages crucial to winning the raging war of the time, but today, this is a culture war rather than a traditional one. And, like the original Emily, sometimes it takes a woman to do (or say) that which lesser men lack the courage and tenacity to do.

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