What's your favorite comment?

Discussion in 'Politics' started by TGregg, Mar 11, 2006.

  1. TGregg


    You can go read this hilarious article where the lefties argue for a middle ground between free speech and "the right to not be offended."

    Post your favorite quote - there's lot to choose from in this continuing assault on free speech from the libs. Here's mine:

    "Hatred of the west is a relatively recent prejudice in the Islamic world."

  2. Ricter


    That quote of yours is out of context, ya stunned goof.

    Will you ever grow a brain?
  3. Arnie


    This says it all. Utter bullshit.

    Archbishop Desmond Tutu, an indispensable member of our AoC group, spoke from personal experience of the abiding pain felt by people who see their traditions consistently scorned and ridiculed by an imperialist power. When people hurt in this way, he said, it only takes a little thing to push them over the edge.When Islam was a major world power and Muslims were confident, they could take insults about their religion in their stride. But today, fearful of the hostility in Europe and bombarded with images from Guantánamo and Abu Ghraib, many experienced the gratuitous vilification of their prophet by the Danish cartoonists as the last straw.

    Hatred of the west is a relatively recent prejudice in the Islamic world. A hundred years ago, every single leading Muslim intellectual, with the exception of the proto-fundamentalist Al-Afghani, saw western modernity as deeply congenial and, even though they hated European colonialism, many wanted their countries to look just like Britain and France. Relations soured not because of an inherent "clash of civilisations", but because of western foreign policy, which continues to fuel the crisis.
  4. Ricter


    Oh yeah? Break it down. What is the first "utter bullshit" assertion in the snippet you pasted?