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Friday, September 10, 2010

Obama's Bigotry

Ann Althouse points out an interesting aspect of Obama's public statements on the current imbroglios surrounding the Ground Zero mosque and the Florida Koran burning.
Without hesitation, [Obama] called upon the Christian to exercise forbearance and to care for the feelings of others. He didn't dare say that to Muslims. And he talked about Muslims as if they are incapable of understanding a society based on individual liberty and freedom of expression. Obama propounds the stereotype of irrational Muslims who resort to acts of violence when they don't like what people are saying.
Read it here.

George Bush used to denounce this sort of thinking as "the soft bigotry of low expectations". He was right. The automatic assumption of a group's incapacity is indeed a form of bigotry and such assumptions permeate liberal ideology.

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