Has the violently negative reaction of Muslims regarding the Mohammed cartoon controversy in Europe traveled to the United States, self—censoring criticism of Islam here? There are some chilling indications.
Reporting on the events in Europe for NBC Nightly News and MSNBC News, reporter Donna Friesen forthrightly stated "we've chosen not to show" the cartoons. Chosen?
And now a Dallas Public Broadcasting System station has succumbed to local Muslim protests by postponing a broadcast of "The Roots of War: The Road to Peace," a documentary on the origins of Islamic terrorism.
The protesters claim the program has many errors; the producers disagree and aside from a disclaimer, will not change it.
Will other PBS stations follow the Dallas lead? Is this the start of a troubling trend? Remember, "Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty."
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