Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Why Is This A Hate Crime?

How is the Koran in the toilet?

Different to The Chocolate Jesus?

Or The Piss Christ?

Christopher Hitchens on superlative form explains,

"Nothing repels me more than the burning or desecration of books but when I check in to my hotel room and send my free and unsolicited copy of the Gideon Bible spinning out of the hotel window, I infringe no law except perhaps the one concerning litter."

As Christopher Hitchens points out, free speech and the First Amendment includes the right to offend and the right to mock -- and the nonsensical notions of Islamists deserve mocking more than most.

Other comment from Not PC, Pub Philosopher and Jack Lacton