Thursday, October 7, 2010

Why ‘Burn a Koran Day’ Fizzled

In the face of Muslim aggression, America and Europe are charting different paths.
Remember Salman Rushdie? When he published his book The Satanic Verses in 1989, Iran’s Ayatollah Khomeini said he must die.
America’s leaders took swift action. Though Rushdie was British, the U.S. Senate supported his freedom of speech by passing a unanimous resolution “to protect the right of any person to write, publish, sell, buy and read books without fear of violence.”
Still, the incident marked the start of a new era, one we’ve lived in ever since: where Western freedoms are under attack from Muslim aggression. It has played out around the world, particularly in Britain and Europe. Click here for more.