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← The Pakistan killings are not about blasphemy

BowDownToGizmo's Avatar Jump to comment 20 by BowDownToGizmo

Comment 19 by smegely :

I may be misreading Cohen's article, but it seems to me that the thrust of it is that the Pakistan killings are the fault of liberals outside Pakistan who are not condemning religious ideologies for fear of offending ethnic groups. Aren't the Pakistan killings the fault of illiberals inside Pakistan who are condemning freethinking in order to cement their own religious power-base?

It has been said "all it takes for evil to take place is for good men to do nothing" so I think he's arguing we need to try harder to prevent political correctness from silencing valid criticisms of Islam. It would be quite a bizarre interpretation to suggest that he means it's the liberals in the west's fault that Islamic people in pakistan killed some good men.

Sun, 06 Mar 2011 20:07:53 UTC | #599456