The Terrorists' Veto

(City Journal) Michael J. Totten - Using riots, mayhem, and murder to "protest" an asinine trailer for an anti-Mohammad video on the Internet, the Middle East's mobs, assassins, and hostile regimes have vetoed freedom of speech in the U.S. A week after region-wide riots started in Cairo, Hizbullah sent half a million supporters into the streets of Beirut, where Hizbullah's secretary general Hassan Nasrallah said something new. "The U.S. should understand that if it broadcasts the film in full it will face very dangerous repercussions around the world." He's not threatening the U.S. in the abstract. He's threatening you. If you insult Hassan Nasrallah's religion on the Internet, terrorists may come after you.

2012-09-25 00:00:00

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