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Saturday, January 02, 2010

The Lunatics Among Us

Mark Steyn, remarking on the attempt by a Somali immigrant to kill the Danish cartoonist whose drawings offended many Muslims writes:
a significant percentage of Muslims in the west do not understand concepts such as pluralism and freedom of expression. A further percentage understand them very well but reject them as loser fetishes incompatible with the requirements of Islamic supremacism - and have a shrewd sense that when, push comes to shove, a lot of these fine liberal concepts crumble to nothing.
Read it here.

It would appear from the outpouring of venomous hate speech from the Left occasioned by the news that Rush Limbaugh had been taken to the hospital that a substantial number of Lefties do not understand or actually disdain concepts such as plulfalism and freedom of expression. What is remarkable is that so many of them, in their expressions of rabid hate for Rush, try to brand him as a "hater", and that so many invoke their own "freedom of speech" in their attempts to deny him the same.