Muslims can dish it out, but they can’t take it

Monday, February 6th, 2006 8:02 pm by Neal

Mark Levin, blogging over at the National Review, wonders why US newspapers haven’t published the cartoons to show solidarity with their European colleagues? We’ve been wondering that too. Levin notes,

The New York Times happily publishes NSA secrets for the enemy and the rest of the world to read, but won’t run the cartoons. The Washington Post publishes a cartoon (showing a soldier without limbs) demeaning to American soldiers but also won’t run the other cartoons. The Big Media in this country like to talk about a free press, the need for shield laws, and so forth. But when put to the test, as they are today, they cower. They self-censor because they don’t want to be criticized by the PC crowd, despite the fact that the cartoons are being used by hate-mongers to encourage violence. The Big Media have done a lousy job reporting what’s really going on here, but they can’t run enough photos and footage of flag- and embassy- burnings without real context.

Mark also highlights Major Anti-Semitic Motifs in Arab Cartoons, a work from the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. This article presents and discusses Arab newspaper cartoons depicting Jews as the devil, Nazis, bloodthirsty child killers, murderers and drinkers of Arab blood, etc. Here’s the author’s research methodology:

Dr. Joël Kotek, a political scientist at the Free University of Brussels, searched the Internet daily for anti-Semitic cartoons in the Arab media for over two and a half years and found about 2,000. Even an initial superficial analysis revealed that the cartoons not only targeted Israel, but were aimed at all Jews. His subsequent research resulted in a book co-authored with his brother Dan Kotek. Published in French, its title translates as In the name of anti-Semitism: The image of the Jews and Israel in the caricature since the second Intifada.

Here’s a typical image:

Please view the images for yourself, keeping in mind Levin’s observation, “that there is much more of this — not just in government run Arab newspapers, but in their textbooks and other parts of their society.”

Definitive proof that Muslims can dish it out, but they can’t take it.

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