Mona Eltahawy vs. Free Speech

Author's note: I sent this article to Matt Seaton of the Guardian in response to Mona Eltahawy's defamatory piece there, justifying her vandalism of my ad in the New York subways: "In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man. Support Israel. Defeat jihad." Seaton responded: "I don't see how the article was defamatory, but in any case I would welcome it if you wanted to post in the discussion thread under Mona's article. Alternatively, I think you have a well-followed blog; plus you did have your say in the subway ads in the first instance." So only one side gets a say in the Guardian. I am not surprised that it would be the side trying to justify the infringement of my freedom of speech. In her Guardian piece justifying her vandalism of my ad in the New York subway and infringement of my freedom of speech, Mona Eltahawy claims that five days after her hateful and malicious act, "a man set fire to my brother's local mosque." Then she says of her...(Read Full Post)