If anything had happened to Pamela Geller, we can be sure that the talking heads would have looked soulfully into the cameras and said, Well, she had it coming. It’s a sign of how much our respect for the freedom of speech, and understanding of its importance, has degenerated since the days of Rushdie.
The U.S. Navy coastal patrol ship fired warning shots from its .50-caliber machine gun at an Iranian patrol boat when it came within 150 yards of the ship in the Persian Gulf, according to two U.S. defense officials. Finally an American president responds to the world's largest sponsor of terror.
This is why I have long opposed "hate crime" legislation. It criminalizes thought. Kafkaesque. Who decides what's good and what's forbidden? The government? CAIR? Your Muslim neighbor with hair-trigger sensibilities?
Actress and singer Suchitra Krishnamoorthi was soundly condemned by Muslim leaders for daring to call the Islam morning calls to prayer -- the ones that start at 5 a.m. -- a bit intrusive and uncivilized.
The family of Omar al-Abed, the knife-wielding Palestinian terrorist who brutally murdered three members of the Salomon family at Shabbat dinner on Friday, will enjoy a generous payment from the Palestinian Authority (PA) for the killing of Jews.