Posted on | February 10, 2006 |
(WashPost) A Cartoon’s Portrait of America By Anne Applebaum has an interesting critique of the subject. Meanwhile, the protests and some violence has continued (AP) Asian Muslims Hold Biggest Rallies Yet. I tend to agree with Anne Applebaum…and with others who are seeing extreme Islamic elements trying to turn this into the Archduke Ferdinand moment. What disturbs me are the western righwing elements who are willing to accept the challenge in favor of “free speech” that they often try to deny (particularly in regard to the war in Iraq). Free speech is not like a two-edged sword. It’s more like a light saber, cutting in any direction you chose. But who is wielding the weapon?