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Feb 25, 2006 11:45 pm


NYT CHUTZAPH TAKES THE CAKE



I read and reread today's editorial Silenced by Islamic Rage and still could not believe my eyes. Editors of this premier Western newspaper, who not only failed to publish the cartoons but even sunk as low as to condemn their publication, are now telling Moderate Muslims to dare do under life threatening circumstances what they feared to do under safe ones. Now that is called chutzpah. What is even more frustrating is that they are absolutely right.

It is time for moderate Muslims to abandon the illusion that they can placate the Islamists by straddling the fence. It is they who must explain to their people that the cartoons were an isolated incident, and not the face of hostile crusaders. It is they who must make it clear to their people that blowing up mosques, beheading hostages and strapping on belts of explosives are far, far greater evils than a few drawings in a distant paper. They must do so because their future is at stake — not Denmark's.

What is wrong is the NYT's failure to lift a finger, or even publish a cartoon, to help.

It's nothing but same old, same old. Bruce Kesler just reminded me.

Apparently, I was not the only one who could not stomach the editorial.




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