Monday, April 03, 2006

Fear wins over dissemination of free speech 

Borders is not carrying the latest issue of Free Inquiry. So I need to buy one.

Still, I give credit where credit is due: they admit the reason they won't stock the magazine is fear of Muslims, not sensitivity to Islam. That admission alone will keep me shopping there.

Borders spokeswoman Beth Bingham, explaining their decision not to carry Free Inquiry magazine because it contained the Danish Mohammed cartoons, said, “For us, the safety and security of our customers and employees is a top priority, and we believe that carrying this issue could challenge that priority.”


However, isn’t one of the main complaints by Muslim groups about the Danish cartoons that they promote a stereotyped image of Muslims as violent terrorists—especially the cartoon showing Mohammed with a bomb-shaped turban?


So why isn’t CAIR demanding an apology from Borders Books for this open admission that they fear violence from Muslims? Isn’t this a blatant example of “racist stereotyping” by CAIR’s usual yardstick?

So speaketh Little Green Footballs.

To see said cartoons, click "The Danish Mohammed Cartoons" to your right.

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