Monday, November 11, 2013

Spectator: "Why Can't We Admit We're Afraid of Islam"

In discussing an art show in London that was cancelled because of fear of Islamic reprisals, the Spectator gets to the root of the problem with the supposedly brave artists and media:
If you listen to artists, writers, academics and journalists, you would think that thousands of them operate in a radical underground. They say the right things. They ‘speak truth to power’, ‘transgress boundaries’, and all the rest of it. But you will have noticed that they are careful only to challenge religions that won’t hurt them (Christianity) and governments that won’t arrest them (democracies).

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