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This story just came to my attention, I don't know if it's been covered here before now:
Very little seems to create outrage among writers and artists in this country. The apathy is killing. What about this incident? Can a creative person so easily be silenced? When something is wrong-- when a group of people or even a religion are out of line-- why are so many afraid to state the case as it is? Just my two cents worth.
And I'm disgusted by your rampant Islamophobia. But I guess you're not talking about the good ones, right? D:
I don't see anything islamophobic about being disgusted by religious extremism, Erica.
Erica S. said:And I'm disgusted by your rampant Islamophobia. But I guess you're not talking about the good ones, right? D:
IYou ask how to express outrage. I think Molly Norris had a great solution-- that everyone who believes in free expression draw a picture of the prophet, as a way to show that nothing is going to take our fundamental rights away from us. Making art, expressing ourselves through the tools of art, is a fundamental right. It can't be compromised.