Wednesday, October 04, 2006

To be or Dhimmi?

The American Thinker has a story on dhimmitude and redemption in American publishing: a book withdrawn from publication because of fear of Muslims, followed by interest from other publishers.

WC at Infidel Bloggers Alliance tells us about a Jihadist movement to shut down anti-Islam websites. Who's their next target?

And, as Mark Steyn notes, there are many in the west who will no longer defend freedom of speech: "there’s very little difference between living under Exquisitely Refined Multicultural Sensitivity and sharia." And so, soon it will be everyone's choice to play dhimmi or fight.

Australian Prime Minister, John Howard, provides a model for those who will fight:
Howard has launched a scathing attack on Australia's left-wing intelligentsia, questioning its loyalty to the nation over the past decades.

In a speech delivered last night for the 50th anniversary of the conservative magazine Quadrant, Mr Howard said the left had a history of denigrating the nation and was now doing the same with the war in Iraq, describing Islamic terrorism as the new tyranny.

He said Australian universities were still breeding leftists and described pro-communists of decades past as “ideological barrackers for regimes of oppression opposed to Australia and its interests”

UPDATE, a fine example of multiculti oppression, via Pastorius:
Amber Mangum was a frequent reader during lunch breaks at her Prince George's County middle school, silently soaking up the adventures of Harry Potter and other tales in the spare minutes before afternoon classes. The habit was never viewed as a problem -- not, a lawsuit alleges, until the book she was reading was the Bible.

A vice principal at Dwight D. Eisenhower Middle School in Laurel last month ordered Amber, then 12, to stop reading the Bible or face punishment, according to a lawsuit filed Friday by Amber's mother. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt, alleges that the vice principal's actions violated the girl's civil rights... According to Mangum and the lawsuit, Rainey told Amber that reading the Bible violated school policy and that she would face discipline if she continued to do so.

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