Saturday, April 05, 2008

Most Arabs think violence OK

A recent poll of Arabs revealed that 55% thought violence was an appropriate response to offensive words (see LGF).

I would suggest that this mindset is fundamentally at odds with American ideals of free speech and that no one should be allowed to immigrate to the United States if they are known to hold such opinions.

2 comments:

professor ed said...

But isn't our own "political correctness" (EG: speech codes on campuses) based on the same premise that "incorrect" speech not only can hurt somebody's feelings, but can possibly lead to physical contact?

Dennis said...

professor ed,

I think you're right--political correctness, when it is imposed on others, is fundamentally at odds with freedom of speech.