A long time reader writes:
It is so significant to what is happening right now. You’re all missing the worst hypocrisy of all. Back in 1989, when Salman Rushdie got fatwatized for “The Satanic Verses” libs rushed to the defense of free speech. They went so far as to stage public readings by Gore Vidal and Norman Mailer, even as this horrified National Security officials at the time.
I can’t find a video of that but here is a video of a public reading of “Satanic Verses” that was TELEVISED on PBS in 2006. In this reading Rushdie is clearly mocking the very foundations of Islam itself. He is also calling Mohammed “Mahound” which is the Medieval European term that demonized Mohammed as a false god.
And of course, note how all our currently horrified liberal friends are laughing out loud as Rushdie mocks Islam in the most offensive way (to a Muslim of course) imaginable. Seriously, what Rushdie is doing here dwarfs whatever our hapless video producer was trying to do in his video.
And yet, listen to these hypocrite liberal elitists laugh along with Rushdie and listen to the thunderous ovation at the end. I think we got their ass in a sling now.