Monday, 11 May 2015

The left has Islam all wrong: Bill Maher, Pamela Geller and the reality progressives must face

Wow, Jeffrey Tayler certainly nails it in this piece.  Significantly he's a writer for left-of centre Atlantic Monthly, and this article appears in left-of-centre Salon blog.
Tayler lines himself up with other liberal commentators like Bill Maher and Sam Harris, in querying the fact that too many liberal-progressives exculpate the likes of ISIS and murderers of Charlie Hebdo cartoonists.
The only path to victory in this war in defense of free speech lies through courage.  We cannot wimp out and blame the victims for drawing cartoons, writing novels, or making movies.  We need to heed G√©rard Biard, Charlie Hebdo’s editor-in-chief, who declared, as he received the PEN award, that “They don’t want us to write and draw.  We must write and draw.  They don’t want us to think and laugh.  We must think and laugh.  They don’t want us to debate. We must debate.”