Shooting the (Infidel) Messenger

Whether it’s true or not, if you say the “wrong” thing about Islam, you’re guilty -- even if you’re merely quoting what Muslims themselves say. Consider the recent case of Professor Nicholas Damask, chairman of the Department of Political Science at Scottsdale Community College in Arizona.  Last month, after one of his students, Muhammad Sabra, found -- and shared on social media -- quiz questions which Muhammad felt were in “distaste of Islam,”  the professor received a plethora of online death threats to himself and his family and criticism from his college.  Matters eventually turned around in Damask’s favor; his interim chancellor publicly apologized for “the uneven manner in which this was handled and for our lack of full consideration for our professor’s right of academic freedom.”    For those, however, whose core mission revolves around quashing free speech on Islam, notably,...(Read Full Article)
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