Noted & Quoted, fatwa edition
“We’re a religion of peace and if you don’t agree we’ll cut your fucking head off.” Bill Maher, on that religion we’re never supposed to criticize.
Pakistani actress to mullah: Fuck you!
A real profile in courage.
About that blood money, Beyonce (and Usher, and Mariah Carey …)
Glad to see Anderson Cooper holding greedy celebrities accountable for accepting millions to perform for Gadaffi’s son. Better watch it, Anderson: Russell Simmons, who, in 2010, attended junior’s birthday party in St. Barts, might accuse you of Islamophobia.
Tavis Smiley at it again
The winner of 2010’s worst use of moral equivalence now asserts that it’s wrong for Americans to lecture the Arab world on gender, “as if somehow we treat women better in this country.” Is that up for debate? Fortunately, Bill Maher called Tavis Smiley out on his absurd relativism: “When you tolerate intolerance, you’re not…
Respecting modernity shouldn’t be controversial
Perhaps most controversially, [British Prime Minister David Cameron] called for an end to a double standard that he said had tolerated the propagation of radical views among nonwhite groups that would be suppressed if they involved radical groups among whites. Muslim groups in Britain were quick to condemn the speech, among them the Muslim Council…