2007--The Year of Shutting Up?

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A Question for 2007
By Diana West, Washington Times
December 29, 2006

I called 2006 "The Year of Speaking Dangerously," and that was before anyone likely imagined seeing "Behead Those Who Insult Islam" placards on jihadist display outside the Danish Embassy in London. What kind of year will 2007 be? What I fear most is that it will turn out to be "The Year of Shutting Up." As in: Why speak dangerously when you can simply not speak at all?

In fact, "The Year of Shutting Up" probably began back in September when Pope Benedict famously argued that the practice of forced conversion — key to Islamic expansion over the centuries — is inimical to both faith and reason. The eruption of anger among Muslims at such criticism was instantaneous and severe. Just shut up, the umma exclaimed. Basically, the pope did exactly that.

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A Question for 2007
By Diana West, Washington Times
December 29, 2006

I called 2006 "The Year of Speaking Dangerously," and that was before anyone likely imagined seeing "Behead Those Who Insult Islam" placards on jihadist display outside the Danish Embassy in London. What kind of year will 2007 be? What I fear most is that it will turn out to be "The Year of Shutting Up." As in: Why speak dangerously when you can simply not speak at all?

In fact, "The Year of Shutting Up" probably began back in September when Pope Benedict famously argued that the practice of forced conversion — key to Islamic expansion over the centuries — is inimical to both faith and reason. The eruption of anger among Muslims at such criticism was instantaneous and severe. Just shut up, the umma exclaimed. Basically, the pope did exactly that.

for full article:
http://www.washingtontimes.com/op-ed/20061228-090909-5985r.htm
I fear this will be too true!
 

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That was my point---maybe the "year where half of the people shut up "
Personally I'm more concerned about governments and media. There is much of dhimmi already in place.
 

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