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Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Spines & Brains Made of Jelly

The latest words of wisdom on “The Cartoon Crisis” from the great leaders of the Union of European Socialist Republics, comes from the Justice Commissioner Franco Frattini.

Frattini`s position, which also appears to have the backing of EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana, is that journalists must impose a form of self-censorship in order not to offend the sensibilities of Muslims, and other religious groups.
No doubt, when the journalists fail to censor themselves, a helpful Directive will be prepared to lend them a hand. His wisdom was demonstrated to be immeasurable by the following comments:
It was 'unwise' for European papers to republish the cartoons just three days after the victory of the militant Islamist group Hamas in Palestinian elections and following recent remarks about Israel and the Holocaust by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
Take hold of head, remove from behind. Surely the time when freedom to discuss the threat to our way of life from extremists is most important is when the threat seems to be growing. It is precisely because the Iranian President is a psychopath and The Palestinian Government is a group of terrorists, that this issue of free speech is so important. With leaders like Frattini and Solana, what hope is there for Western Civilisation?

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