May 23, 2024

NRO on Steyn, Muslim Plaintiffs

At the National Review, Stanley Kurtz has a great post about the Muslim law students who are suing Maclean’s over Mark Steyn’s article “The future belongs to Islam”.  An excerpt:

They claim to be believers in the marketplace of ideas, merely seeking a chance to respond to Mark Steyn. What they don’t say is that they have demanded the right to a cover story in Maclean’s, with full editorial control over content and art.

Imagine NR, after publishing, say, a cover story critical of Al Gore’s movie, being forced by a government body to allow Gore to write a cover story in rebuttal, with full editorial control.

Patently ridiculous, of course.  According to Norwegian imam Mullah Krekar, "Our way of thinking will prove more powerful than yours."  Um, if this is your preferred line of thinking, Mullah, I would have to disagree.  The way of the bludgeon can be dominant for a time, but not for long.

Anyway, read the NRO article – it quotes a lengthy, cutting response to the issue written by Ali Eteraz that has to be read in its entirety to be properly savored.


Marc is a software developer, writer, and part-time political know-it-all who currently resides in Texas in the good ol' U.S.A.

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