Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Accommodating diversity

...or, how to appease fanatics stuck in the 12th Century.

Not Even in South Park?
Russ Douthat - NYT
This is what decadence looks like: a frantic coarseness that “bravely” trashes its own values and traditions, and then knuckles under swiftly to totalitarianism and brute force.
'South Park' and the Informal Fatwa
Ayaan Hirsi Ali - WSJ
...do stories of Muhammad where his image is shown as much as possible. These stories do not have to be negative or insulting, they just need to spread the risk. The aim is to confront hypersensitive Muslims with more targets than they can possibly contend with.

Another important advantage of such a campaign is to accustom Muslims to the kind of treatment that the followers of other religions have long been used to. After the "South Park" episode in question there was no threatening response from Buddhists, Christians and Jews...
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