Friday, February 09, 2007

Appeasing the Barbarians: The Appalling Cowardice of the Left

The National Book Critics Circle award has become the focus of a furious debate over whether a barbaric culture of bigotry such as Islam--which promises to conquer all of Europe--should be described in print for what it is. Prominent leftists in the publishing industry and the media would prefer that authors "play nice" with the barbarians who want to destroy the tolerant western culture.
“One of the most disgraceful developments of our time is that many Western authors and intellectuals who pride themselves on being liberals have effectively aligned themselves with an outrageously illiberal movement that rejects equal rights for women, that believes gays and Jews should be executed, that supports the coldblooded murder of one’s own children in the name of honor, etc., etc.,” he wrote on his own blog,

....“While Europe Slept” warns that “Europe is at a Weimar moment,” and that “by appeasing a totalitarian ideology” it “was imperiling its liberty.” “Political correctness”, he writes, is keeping Europeans from defending themselves, resulting in Europe’s “self-destructive passivity, its softness towards tyranny, its reflexive inclination to appease.”

Have you ever wondered why so many prominent leftists in the media dance the "softshoe" around Islamic oppression toward women, executions of homosexuals and Jews, and abuse of children?

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