Thursday, September 9, 2010

Keith Parsons on the [aborted] Qur'an burning

Keith Parsons gets everything right in his post on the planned Qur'an burning in Florida, now called off: it should have been a contemptible non-event, unworthy of more than a moment's attention. Instead, it has been built up into some weird national scandal. Of course, there is a scandal here—the fact that freedom once again has lost out to fear of terror. I have nothing nice to say about Terry Jones, but when it comes down to a choice between bigots who want to exercise their constitutional rights and murderous bigots who threaten mayhem and death in response, I know damn well where I stand.

The last word, as so often happens, goes to Jesus and Mo:

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