The Paradox of Muhammad Cartoonist Kurt Westergaard by Robert Spencer


The Left is now engaged in an increasingly open effort to destroy the freedom of speech and criminalize opposition to its agenda. A dry run for this effort was the stigmatization and marginalization of accused "Islamophobes," and the consigning of criticism of Islam (not criticism of Judaism or Christianity) to the outer darkness of "hate speech." Kurt Westergaard, with his cartoon poking mild fun at the fact that millions have been killed through the centuries in the name of the prophet of Islam and in accord with his teachings, committed an early example of that alleged "hate speech." His abandonment by the self-appointed key thinkers and moral arbiters of the once-free world was a disquieting sign of what was to come.