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May 14, 2010

Vilks Univited – No Comment from GLAAD

Muhammad and Ali

Oh, the tangled webs we weave. The irony of this weeks attack on Swedish cartoonsit Lars Vilks is that he was apparently showing an queer experimental film by an Iranian born artist sooreh hera when the incident occurred. I’d hate to be a Lefty right now trying to sort this out! Who do you side with? The ‘peaceful yet outraged’ Muslims who have been ‘victimized’ by ‘hate speech’? (what do these words mean anymore?) Or do you side with the need to spread the gospel of GLAAD (and their step child bi-sexualism) to the four corners of creation? (seriously, check this out) Wait Feminist free speech? Or is it freedom of artistic expression?

I don’t remember Christians bowling over Andrew Serano or Chris Ofili when they dipped Christ in piss or smeared the Virgin Mary in dung … oh, but i forget we deserve it. (think gramsci)  The sad turn of events is that Mr. Vilks is cordually univited to visit Uppsala University. Another victory for Islamo-fascism:

Officials said they would “not likely” invite Vilks again because of the incident. In some quarters, the university’s reponse is adding to concerns that violence and threats from some members of the Muslim community are effectively muzzling free speech.

  • Last month, Comedy Central edited a “South Park” episode showing Mohammed in a bear suit in response to veiled threats by a New York-based Muslim group.
  • Earlier this year, the Metropolitan Museum of Art pulled a collection of art of Mohammed to avoid offending Muslims, who believe that the depiction of any of the prophets is a form of idolatry.
  • And Brandeis University professor Jytte Klausen says that Yale University Press prohibited her from using several 2005 Danish newspaper caricatures depicting Mohammed with a bomb on his head in her book “The Cartoons That Shook the World.” …

In Sweden, the attack on Vilks provoked empassioned debate.

“By deliberately insulting Muslims in this already-charged climate the artist placed himself in danger,” writes Robert on Stockholm News, an English-language news site in Sweden. “Insulting people’s deep-felt religious beliefs is not free speech … it’s hate speech.” (oh, so your saying he asked for it. okay, just as long as we’re clear!)

Mac Turk responded: “We either have free speech or we do not. There’s NO reason why any religion should be privileged, or given special immunity from ‘insult.

h/t jawa

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3 Comments »

  1. The Left has a mechanism for dealing with such eventualities. You see, it’s not really homophobia when it’s coming from Muslims because muslims “don’t have the power.” Just like little brown munchkins such as myself can’t be racist because I’m not “white.” Same thing. Homophobia only comes from white evangelicals with a southern accent and perfect hair. I paid a small fortune to learn such things in college.

    Comment by Jesusland — May 14, 2010 @ 08:48

  2. Ha! Thus the shift in the middle-east since the ’73 Arab-Israeli war to paint Israel solely in light of its relationship with the Pals. When you isolate that power structure then you can cry Apartheid! Racism! Anti-Semitism! until the cows come home. Genius … and wholly manufactured. I think in this case though, a Lefty could be pressed.

    Where is the ‘power’ when it comes to Islamo-Fascists and Western Queers? This is a contradiction, like Islamo-Fascists v. Western Feminists, that the New Left will keep quite for a long time.

    The dream of (new) reason … the dream of (new) reason.

    Comment by palecon — May 14, 2010 @ 09:01

  3. Queers for Palestine– a palestine where queers are hurled off tall buildings. Go figure.

    Comment by Jesusland — May 14, 2010 @ 09:05


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