July 13, 2010

Wilders' Criticism is Permissible and Justified

"When the British government banned Geert Wilders from entering the country to present his film in the House of Lords, it made two egregious errors. The first was to suppress free speech, a canon of the civilized Western world. The second mistake was to blame the messenger — punishing, so to speak, the witness who exposed the crime instead of punishing the criminal. Mr. Wilders did not produce the content of the violent Islamic message he showed in his film — the Islamic world did that. Until the Islamic clerical establishment takes concrete steps to reject violence in the name of their religion, Mr. Wilders criticism is not only permissible as 'controversial' free speech but justified."

- From an article in the Wall Street Journal entitled, Islam Needs to Prove It's a Religion of Peace.

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