We Apologize for Living
Apparently Jyllands-Posten has finally caved and apologized for their cartoon portrayals of Mohammed. It's a shame, but, well, they have made their point that Islam is impacting freedom of the press in Europe by means of intimidation. The prevalence of fanatics in Islam is a consequence of the terror-friendly attitude of the leaders of Islam. The leaders might not resort to terrorism themselves, but they are not reluctant to use the associated reputation in order to further their aims.
Israpundit points out three sad things. One is that Bill Clinton kowtows to Saudi money. Second, we are so weak at defending our free speech rights. The third is that the Islamic world can't take a punch, or even a stern look, without crying and throwing a temper tantrum.
I have to say, I haven't been this disappointed since Hillary supported an anti-flag-burning resolution.
2/1/2006 3:32 PM
Update: Amusing commentary from the red-state side of Blogopolis.