(Thomas Mitchell) – “Free speech aside, why would anyone do something as provocative as hosting a ‘Muhammad drawing contest’?” The New York Times reporter twitted.
How does one get one’s head around the beginning of that sentence? That’s like saying life, liberty and property aside … A reporter said that?
Two men were killed over the weekend trying to assault with rifles a Garland, Texas, confab that featured a cartoon contest for depictions of Muhammad. That’s what prompted the Charlie Hebdo massacre and assorted other atrocities.
This country values its First Amendment right to free speech and the radicals perhaps now will recognize this country values its Second Amendment rights too.