Four recent scandals involving public figures accused of running down minorities show that any offensive commentary on followers of Islam incurs no real consequences.

In America, you can’t rag the Jews publicly and you can’t rag the blacks publicly. It’s taboo – you lose your job, you have to quit the campaign if you say bad things about Jews or blacks – even if what you say is, you know, true…

With one exception, political correctness protects every ethnic and religious minority in America from public bad-mouthing, and that one exception is Muslims. In America, you can say anything you want as publicly as you want against Muslims, against Islam, against the Koran, and the only thing mainstream America might do is elect you. You will have trouble in very narrow, left-liberal, Ivy League circles, but that’s all. Everywhere else in the USA, Muslims are fair game. (All Arabs count as Muslims, of course, even if they’re Christian)…

Whoever lost a job in America for slagging off Muslims?

Any Muslim who can’t prove that he’s a registered Republican who’s joined the Tea Party is an “Islamist,” an alien subversive. Newt Gingrich, who’s compared the Muslims who want to build the Ground Zero mosque to Nazis, is running for president on this theme. “America is experiencing an Islamist cultural-political offensive designed to undermine and destroy our civilization,” he says, and he has a very good shot at getting elected. (More)


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