An Open-and-Shut Case of Hypocrisy

(Telegraph-UK) Mark Steyn - The EU's Monitoring Centre on Racism and Xenophobia has decided to shelve its report on the rise of anti-Semitism on the Continent. The survey found that "many anti-Semitic incidents were carried out by Muslim and pro-Palestinian groups," and so a "political decision" was taken not to publish it because of "fears that it would increase hostility towards Muslims." Let's go back over that slowly: the EU's main concern about an actual epidemic of hate crimes against Jews is that it could provoke a hypothetical epidemic of hate crimes against Muslims. A tolerant society is so reluctant to appear intolerant, it would rather tolerate intolerance.

2003-11-27 00:00:00

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