Their hope has always been what can only be called creeping sharia. Bit by bit, free societies abandon small freedoms to accommodate the sensitivities of Muslims or Christian fundamentalists or the PC police or other touchy fanatics. Bit by bit, we cede our freedoms to fear and phoney civility — all in the name of getting along.
Yes, in this new war of freedom versus fundamentalism I always anticipated appeasement. I just didn’t expect the press to be among the first to wave the white flag.
Sunday, February 12, 2006
As you can see from the comments below, it doesn't take much intimidation to encourage the West into self-censorship. This of course is the aim of the fundamentalists who whipped up this phoney storm of outrage several months after the original cartoons were published in Denmark and Egypt: