Sunday, February 19, 2006

Where Are You?

One thing that I cannot understand is why it is primarily conservatives who are most alarmed about the clash of cultures between the West and Islam. Where are the liberals so howl so loudly the moment they perceive any of their own freedoms are under threat? Why are they so concerned with the imaginary threat of Christian theocracy when a very real and dangerous Islamic theocracy is on the march? Why will liberals not make a stand beside those who wish to see freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of women, freedom of, and from, religion?

A journalist covering cartoon protests in Turkey was stoned because she, was being "sexually provocative". How? Well, the woman reporter had the gall to appear in public without wearing a headscarf.

Approximately 30 people then started throwing stones at Cetinkaya, seated with her legs dangling from the back of the vehicle and taking notes. They claimed that her clothes and way of sitting was inappropriate while the Koran was being read, and shouted words of abuse at her.

Where is the outrage from the liberals, from the Left? Where are the feminists now?

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