December 30, 2011

"Note to bloggers: In a free-speech controversy, you can’t count on WordPress."

"WordPress Takes Down 'Bare Naked Islam' Blog After Threats From CAIR."

13 comments:

purplepenquin said...

While taking down the site may be extreme, what exactly should be done when commentators call out for violence against others?

edutcher said...

It's not the front man that scares them, it's who the front fronts for.

purplepenquin said...

While taking down the site may be extreme, what exactly should be done when commentators call out for violence against others?

Because taking down the site would mean no more Kos or DU.

PS You're up early. On the road again, Madame?

Pogo said...

Whenever anyone ask a question like "what exactly should be done...?," I am reminded of What Is to Be Done?, the 1902 book that led to the state murder of more than 100 million in the 20th century.

I know it's not what you meant, pp.

But ignorance of it is no excuse. Militant Islam has a centuries long track record of violence that extends to this day. Surely you see that.

And the nexus between the American multicultural left and Islam is dangerous. Wordpress blogs pointing that out are not.

Hoosier Daddy said...

"... Militant Islam has a centuries long track record of violence that extends to this day. Surely you see that..."

It's probably hard to see when one is diligently looking for Tea Party violence.

Scott M said...

While taking down the site may be extreme, what exactly should be done when commentators call out for violence against others?

That seems like tacit support for what Wordpress did. I've seen some absolutely horrible calls for violence against westerners, Jews, Israeli's, Americans, etc. on English-language militant Islamic sites. Should those sites also be taken down, even though it's "extreme"?

Tank said...

Religion of peace.

George Bush told us.

No worries.

Michael said...

If it takes a head in a box,or two,no one will permit a word against the prophet, praise to his name,on the internet or in print. Wait and see the courage of the next host intimidated by the believers. Ask Yale University which published an entire book on the subject of the Danish cartoons. Without a single cartoon in the book. Without a single illustration.

Free speech that.

MadisonMan said...

What did CAIR threaten, exactly, I wonder.

Bob said...

A Wordpress account is required to post a comment at the Legalinsurrection.com blog, but probably not for long.

Fen said...

"Note to bloggers: In a free-speech controversy, you can’t count on Ann Althouse."

/fixed

Simon said...

It's an interesting coincidence, because just today I was reading that Nigerian Muslims suspended the blog accounts of 27 Catholics on Christmas Day. The humanity!

Simon said...

MadisonMan said...
"What did CAIR threaten, exactly, I wonder."

Isn't it hatespeech to use a figure of speech characterizing Muslim requests as threats?

jimspice said...

Pothouse calling the WordKettle black?