April 25, 2006

New Cartoon Controversy

Islamic Law at Belmont U -- re: "Bill Hobbs, a Republican political advisor, blogger, and news writer for Belmont" by Daniel Pipes, FrontPageMagazine.com, April 24, 2006

Who would have thought that Belmont University of Nashville, Tennessee, would apply the Islamic law to its staff? But just that happened earlier this month.[. . . . ]

Belmont's action here—assuming this was a forced resignation, and I think everyone believes it is—is cowardly. I mean, Hobbs' political views haven't been a secret. Why is the school suddenly putting stock in what we have to say about one action by one individual? The school shouldn't sacrifice him just because we happen to think that something he did was pretty tacky.

"Pretty tacky" is putting it mildly; Belmont's actions have real consequences. Like the Danish corporation Arla Foods denouncing the cartoons or the Swedish foreign minister forcing the cartoons off a website, this firing in Tennessee amounts to a capitulation to Islamic law. Each surrender means the Shari‘a will move inexorably forward.

Coming to a university near you ..........

For some reason, this post is garnering interest: FHTR July 12, 2005: Commencement Address, Immigration, Trade & Aid, China, Socialists / Leftists, Gaming Etc.


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