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Muslims Threaten Free Speech from Paris to Perth

Posted By Brenda Walker On February 20, 2013 @ 2:19 pm In diversity vs free speech | Comments Disabled

Free speech is increasingly under attack in the West, due to Muslim immigration, but there has been little media attention given to alarms like the attempted assassination of Danish journalist Lars Hedegaard [1] (pictured) in Copenhagen earlier this month.

A Muslim came to his front door pretending to deliver a package, but instead drew a gun and fired at Hedegaard for his outspoken views in warning against hostile Islam. In January, he began publishing Dispatch International [2] to report the unpleasant news about Muslims in Europe which made him a bigger target for jihadists.

One might think the press would be concerned about censorship, but in general it has been paralyzed in fear [3], for safety concerns and dread of racism accusations, even though Islam is clearly not a race. During the Danish cartoon controversy of 2006 [4], only a couple American publications actually printed the drawings of Mohammed.

Regarding the Hedegaard assassination attempt, only Canada’s SunTV has paid attention on this side of the Atlantic. You don’t see this sort of coverage on Fox News.

Hedegaard was lucky to escape with his life. But the assault shows what critics of Islam now face. The violence was not an anomaly: artist Kurt Westergaard [5] was also attacked in his home by an axe-wielding Somali for upsetting sensitive Muslims. Lars Vilks has received numerous death threats [6] for his drawings showing Mohammed as a dog [7].

In Paris, the humor magazine Charlie Hebdo was firebombed in 2011 [8] for a slightly rude issue about Mohammed, yet the publication continues to produce edgy material, notably a cartoon biography of Islam’s prophet [9].

Here in the United States, cartoonist Mollie Norris of the Seattle Weekly was forced to go into hiding [10] after suggesting theĀ Everybody Draw Mohammed Day [11] in support of free speech.

Another Cassandra is Dutch politician Geert Wilders, who is currently doing a speaking tour [12] through Australia. The speech scheduled for Perth was canceled [13] because the venue pulled out at the last minute: such is the effectiveness of intimidation and threats of violence.

Below is an Aussie press interview in which Wilders expressed his objections to Islam despite rather belligerent questioning. He warned Australians to learn from Europe’s mistake of allowing Muslim immigration [14].

One bit of good news: Wilders’ speech in Melbourne went ahead on February 19, despite scuffles outside [15] from unfriendlies. Read the text here [16].

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[1] attempted assassination of Danish journalist Lars Hedegaard: http://www.limitstogrowth.org/articles/2013/02/07/danish-critic-of-islam-narrowly-escapes-assassination-attempt

[2] Dispatch International: http://www.e-pages.dk/dispatch/2

[3] in general it has been paralyzed in fear: http://www.vdare.com/posts/an-msm-celebration-of-free-speech

[4] Danish cartoon controversy of 2006: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jyllands-Posten_Muhammad_cartoons_controversy

[5] Kurt Westergaard: http://www.jihadwatch.org/2011/02/axe-wielding-somali-convicted-of-attempted-manslaughter-terrorism-in-attack-of-motoonist-gets-9-year.html

[6] Lars Vilks has received numerous death threats: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lars_Vilks_Muhammad_drawings_controversy#Threats_and_attacks

[7] showing Mohammed as a dog: http://www.limitstogrowth.org/WEB-Graphics/LarsViksMoDogCartoon.jpg

[8] firebombed in 2011: http://www.limitstogrowth.org/articles/2011/11/02/france-magazine-about-to-publish-mohammed-satire-is-firebombed

[9] cartoon biography of Islam’s prophet: http://www.limitstogrowth.org/articles/2012/12/31/french-magazine-to-publish-mohammed-cartoon-bio

[10] forced to go into hiding: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/draw-mohammed-day-cartoonist-molly-norris-hiding-radical-cleric-fatwa-article-1.439796

[11] Everybody Draw Mohammed Day: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Everybody_Draw_Mohammed_Day

[12] Geert Wilders, who is currently doing a speaking tour: http://www.limitstogrowth.org/articles/2013/02/13/geert-wilders-to-tour-australia-with-warning-against-muslim-immigration

[13] Perth was canceled: http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/wa/16185122/wilders-perth-gig-cancelled

[14] learn from Europe’s mistake of allowing Muslim immigration: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7_t_0pdWL4&feature=player_embedded

[15] despite scuffles outside: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-02-19/clashes-ahead-of-geert-wilders27-speech/4528388

[16] Read the text here: http://www.geertwilders.nl/index.php/in-english-mainmenu-98/in-the-press-mainmenu-101/77-in-the-press/1822-speech-geert-wilders-melbourne-australia-tuesday-february-19-2013

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