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Thanks for the link. And welcome back, by the way.

As to the substance of the article, I think my own criticism would be from a rather different angle: The fact that the newsie didn't spend a single sentence deconstructing the whole Eurabia bullcrap speaks volumes as to his professional integrity. That and the fact that I smell quote mines all over the article.

There is certainly a number of very real complications in going after racists who masquerade as critics of religion while at the same time disabusing religious groups of the notion that they can impose their dogma on other people's speech (and that being "offended" is sufficient cause for legal action). But the article is so much of a mess and conflates so many different cases that it's hard to see whether this is a case of the former or the latter. And that, in and of itself, speaks ill of the BBC.

- Jake

Friends come and go. Enemies accumulate.

by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Mon Apr 7th, 2008 at 08:51:49 AM EST
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