December 29, 2006

LGF : Religion of Pieces Lining up the Lawyers

LGF has the story:

JEDDAH, 28 December 2006 — A two-day conference organized by the Makkah-based Muslim World League yesterday called for a consultative commission in order to take legal action against those who abuse Islam and its Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and Islamic sanctities, at local and international courts of justice, the Saudi Press Agency said.

The conference titled “In Defense of the Prophet” called upon Islamic countries and governments to stand united to defend the Islamic faith and its Prophet. It denounced the smear campaigns to tarnish the image of the Prophet and urged Muslims to make all-out efforts to project the true picture of Islam and the great divine teachings of the Prophet.

Coming to a city near you. Someone will speak "against Islam," they will sue him backed by a war chest and an army of aggressive lawyers. Faced with the prospect of tens of thousands of dollars in legal fees and pressure from clients, employers, friends and family, many will settle and agree not to do it anymore. Our forefathers gave their lives and fortunes for our freedom of speech, but I fear too few in our generation would hold tight to that freedom if it meant a disruption in holiday vacation plans. The enemies of free speech will ratchet up the pressure until the proper level of submission is reached. They won't need guns and soldiers to press us into submission if they can press us into submission using our own institutions.

This is coming, folks. Mark my words. When it comes, what will you do about it? Will you stand, or submit? Standing up is easy today. Few are being killed, or even sued, for speaking up. Doing the right thing is relatively EASY right now. Later on, it WON'T be so easy. Nevermind giving up your life, would you sacrifice your job, or your credit rating for freedom of speech, if you had to make a choice?

Suppose you wake up tomorrow and you read that Daniel Pipes and Robert Spencer were murdered overnight by radical Muslims for "speaking against Islam." How do you react? Do you decide to redouble your efforts to counter the Islamist threat, or do you decide that it might be best to find a new hobby? If you don't know the answer, I suggest you should think very seriously about it.

By Ragnar Danneskjold, Typical Bitter Gun-Clinger at 12:30 PM | Comments |