Allhapundit posted on Wednesday that Swedish artist Lars Vilks had been disinvited, following the incident:
Cartoonist Lars Vilks attacked for showing Prophet Mohammed in gay film
Lars Vilks, the Swedish cartoon artist allegedly targeted by ‘Jihad Jane’ for portraying the Prophet Mohammed as a dog, was attacked Tuesday when he showed an Iranian film that depicts the Prophet in a gay bar. Are radical Muslims succeeding in muzzling free speech?
The answer to that question is a resounding yes.
If you think this couldn’t happen at an American university, bad news: It already has. In fact, I’ve seen examples of it with my own two eyes. The punchline? As usual, appeasement only encourages further aggression by lowering the threshold for what constitutes actionable offense. Read this Paul Ibrahim piece at Pajamas contrasting western groveling to jihadis with the insults routinely thrown at Mohammed by an Arabic evangelical TV network. Ibrahim draws the lesson that if you act like a dhimmi, you’ll be treated like one. I think it’s more complicated than that — Arab atrocities against Arabs have always been vastly more tolerated in the Middle East than, say, western atrocities against Arabs — but good luck explaining how and why bowing to every threat of violence is making western media safer.
Oh — Vilks’s website was hacked this morning, too. Just another way to shut him up. Exit quotation from the man himself: “What you get [when you appease] is a mob deciding what can be discussed at the university… I’m ready to go up again. This must be carried through. You cannot allow it to be stopped.”[/quote]
They don’t seem civilized. How could anyone get this riled up over a cartoon? I just I just don’t understand the Muslim psyche.
They will have to learn to be ridiculed, because we Westerners will not learn how to live without free speech.
I hate that I once laughed when people said “they want to take away our freedoms”. So sad, but that is exactly right.
I’m not a Muslim so I don’t have to obey Muslim laws. I can eat pork, not punish scantily-clad women, and draw all of the cartoons of Mohammad I want to. They don’t have to get circumsized, baptized, keep a kosher kitchen, or what have you. This is the nature of freedom. They are going to have to learn to live with free speech.