By Diana West - June27, 2005 - Jewish World Review
Freedom dies not just at gunpoint
What is car-wreck fascinating here is Judge Michael Higgins' conclusion that simply pointing out what the Quran says now constitutes outlawed speech in Victoria. During court proceedings, when Mr. Scot began to read verses from the Muslim holy book that denigrate women, a lawyer for the Islamic Council of Victoria, the plaintiff, cut him off, explaining that reading such verses aloud is itself an act of vilification. "How," wondered Mr. Scot, "can it be vilifying to Muslims in the room when I am just reading from the Quran?"
There are things happening in the world that simply defy belief. Liberals all over the world are making it a crime to criticize Islam, not because they believe in Islam, but just because it enrages conservatives. They do not seem to think these laws will ever be applied to them.