Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Censoring the Quran?

There are many appropriate responses to radical Islamism's assault on intellectual freedom. This is NOT one of them:

A political party named SIAD (Stop Islamiseringen af Danmark-Stop Islamisation of Denmark) has demanded a censorship for parts of Quran, stating that that certain parts 'encourage violence.'

(Link courtesy of Dhimmi Watch)


The answer to Islamist efforts at censorship is to resolutely defend free expression, not to resort to censorship of our own. In particular, the notion of censoring one of the world's great religious texts is patently absurd.

1 Comments:

Anonymous professor ed said...

If we censor the Quran, then why not the Bible. After all the two books of Kings display some violence! I agree with Heretical, censorship in any form should be anathama to any/all rational librarians.

12:15 PM  

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