Monday, June 25, 2012

So Can We Draw Mohammed Yet?

The Daily Telegraph has unfortunately filed this story under "Entertainment".
A Muslim convert from Brooklyn was sentenced on Friday to nearly 12 years in prison for posting online threats against the creators of the South Park television show and others he deemed enemies of Islam.
The sentence - largely in line with the term sought by prosecutors - came after Jesse Curtis Morton, 33, offered an apology for his conduct, saying he "contributed to a clash of civilisations" by espousing a violent ideology.
No. A "clash of civilisations" presumes that people who will kill over a cartoon are actually civilised to begin with. They are not. As Daniel Pipes observed, "The problem faced by Western civilization in the wake of Islamist terrorism is not a "clash of civilizations," but, rather, a clash between civilization and barbarism".


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