Sunday, February 05, 2006

The Hyprocrisy Of Cultural Sensitivity

As we have observed lately there is a great deal of focus on the demonstrations made by the Danish press by publishing cartoons depicting the prophet Mohammed.

Granted this is incredibly hypocritical of the islamic world to get bent out of shape over since they publish pathetically evil characterizations of Western Nations, particular the United States aka "The Great Satan" and Isreal incessantly.

Notably the American press, great ones to laud their freedom of expression have been silent in this high visibility squabble.

There are a number of excellent articles pointing out this discrepancy.

Michelle Malkin has a round up
Mark Steyn's Op-Ed puts it most succinctly:

Thus, NBC is celebrating Easter this year with a special edition of the gay sitcom "Will & Grace," in which a Christian conservative cooking-show host, played by the popular singing slattern Britney Spears, offers seasonal recipes -- "Cruci-fixin's." On the other hand, the same network, in its coverage of the global riots over the Danish cartoons, has declined to show any of the offending artwork out of "respect" for the Muslim faith.

Which means out of respect for their ability to locate the executive vice president's home in the suburbs and firebomb his garage.

More here from Jeff Jacoby , David Warren and Austin Bay.

I suggest reading it all.

Hat Tip to Instapundit.

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