Nary A Peep!
LGF had the great comment on this whole thing that basically said: "Queen knights Salman Rushdie. Riots to follow."
Didn't take long did it?
Tim Rutten has a piece on the deafening silence that signals how the influence of the post-moderns basically seals the doom of the moderns by the pre-moderns.
Friday, the Voice of America reported that Pakistani "lawmakers passed a second resolution calling on British Prime Minister Tony Blair to apologize 'to the Muslim world' " and that, "on Thursday, a hard-line Pakistani cleric awarded terrorist leader Osama bin Laden the religious title and honorific 'saifulla,' or sword of Islam, to protest Britain's decision."
If you're wondering why you haven't been able to follow all the columns and editorials in the American press denouncing all this homicidal nonsense, it's because there haven't been any. And, in that great silence, is a great scandal.
Rutten notes that basically the only person who has called out the pre-moderns on their barbarism is a guy who's own life has been threatened by them over the danish cartoon "scandal," Flemming Rose who opined:
Unfortunately, too many people do not understand the serious consequences of misplaced respect for offended religious feelings. A prime example – the United Nation’s Human Rights Council’s passage of a scandalous resolution condoning state punishment of speech deemed insulting to religion, which helps regimes that silence criticism and crush dissent.