Living in Fear

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    How sad that the world will avoid discussing serious subjects due to fear. I'd say that radical Islam is winning when it trumps free speech. :(

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    German Publisher, Fearing Muslim Retaliation, Cancels Honor-Killing Novel

    "Dr. Phyllis Chesler, author of several books, including "The Death of Feminism: What's Next in the Struggle for Women's Freedom," said cancelling the book is not an isolated case.
    "[M]ost academic and mainstream publishers won’t even consider books that might offend Islamists or Muslims," she said. "The West has, so far, given in and censored its writers and artists in order to avoid being sued or bombed. Appeasement will get us nowhere. "


    German Publisher, Fearing Muslim Retaliation, Cancels Honor-Killing Novel - International News | News of the World | Middle East News | Europe News - FOXNews.com
     
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    fucking ragheads. how's that for free speech?
     
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    Wasn't there another book that's release was canceled a few months ago about Mohammad's child bride?
     
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    There was, but I'm afraid to post any links.
     
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    Free, but just the amount of intellectual value that one expects of the speaker.
     
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    So rocks you think we ought to censor books that might be offensive to Muslims? How about books that might Offend Christians or Atheists or jews? Or do you reserve that censorship only for preventing offenses to followers of Islam?
     
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    It's tragic how so many in Europe are willingly throwing away such a fundamental right.
     
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    This is a constant theme in Europe, you can even be sued if you criticize religions.

    Read about Italain Communist and journalist Oriana Fallaci, European Muslims managed to get SWITZERLAND to isue an arrest warrant for her based on their claim her writings were 'racist' (Italy threw out the warrant as it violated their constitution).

    The Muslims next tried sueing her over her books, and they actually went to trial over it.

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    It's really disgusting. Really.
     
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    You will have it here sooner or later.

    Barry's gov is very much intune with the Euro govs who put those laws in place.
     

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