Sunday, March 23, 2008

A New Defintion Of Liberty?

From Reuters:

A U.S.-based web service, which Islam critic and Dutch right-wing lawmaker Geert Wilders planned to use to show his film critical of the Koran, said on Saturday that it had inactivated the site due to complaints.

"This site has been suspended while Network Solutions is investigating whether the site's content is in violation of the Network Solutions Acceptable Use Policy," the company said on the site www.fitnathemovie.com.

Wilders, who has given few details about his 15-minute film, has said he plans to release 'Fitna' on the Internet before the end of the month after Dutch broadcasters declined to show it. Fitna is a Koranic term sometimes translated as "strife".

Wilders still plans to show his film despite the setback, Dutch agency ANP reported.

So the new definition of "free speech" is that speech which Muslims allow us to have.

After all, of what value is the Constitution, the philosophy of John Stuart Mill, or the last three centuries of Western thought, compared to the hurt feelings of a bunch of cranks?

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Geert Wilders should have the right to tell the truth about islam! I applaude any person, organization, or country that stands up to this evil religion. A supporter from the USA.

The Iconic Midwesterner said...

I hear where you are coming from, but remember even if Wilders simply wanted to say something rude to be an ass, we would have to support his right to do that as well.