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'Offensive Art' and Double Standards at the NY Times
by Arnold Ahlert
When it comes to rank hypocrisy and leftist-inspired double-standards, there's nothing quite like the New York Times. Despite the reality two Islamist gunmen would have undoubtedly killed as many participants attending Pamela Geller's "Draw Mohammed" contest in Garland, TX, as possible, the so-called paper of record chose to excoriate those exercising their freedom of speech.
"There is no question that images ridiculing religion, however offensive they may be to believers, qualify as protected free speech in the United States and most Western democracies," the Times editorial board condescendingly concedes. "There is also no question that however offensive the images, they do not justify murder, and that it is incumbent on leaders of all religious faiths to make this clear to their followers."
"But it is equally clear that the Muhammad Art Exhibit and Contest in Garland, Tex., was not really about free speech. It was an exercise in bigotry and hatred posing as a blow for freedom," the board concludes.
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