Saturday, September 30, 2006

Teacher in Hiding After Attack on Islam Stirs Threats

NYT A French high school philosophy teacher and author who carried out a scathing attack against the Prophet Muhammad and Islam in a newspaper commentary says he has gone into hiding under police protection after receiving a series of death threats, including one disseminated on an online radical Islamist forum.

This is ridiculous. We have to put up with NBC editing God out of Veggie Tales and Madonna pretending to be crucified just for the publicity, and no one gives a thought to whether Christians will be offended, and yet Muslims feel no one can say anything wrong against their faith.
The teacher, Robert Redeker, 52, wrote in the center-right daily Le Figaro 10 days ago that Muhammad was “a merciless warlord, a looter, a mass-murderer of Jews and a polygamist,” and called the Koran “a book of incredible violence.”
You left out pedophile.
The Redeker case is the latest manifestation in Europe of a mounting ideological battle that pits those who believe Islam and the Prophet Muhammad can be criticized in the name of free speech against those in the Muslim community who believe no criticism can be tolerated.

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