Ibrahim Hooper — spokesman for the Council of American Muslim Relations — may have made a big blooper on the Laura Ingraham show today.
Hooper’s blooper was in agreeing with me that there should be no law to prevent publication of cartoons such as those of Mohammed that have stirred Muslims in Europe to protest and in SW Asia to riots and death. How much trouble will he be in with the radical Muslims who insist that freedom of the press doesn’t go as far as that, and shouldn’t. Hooper tried to make amends by insisting that the Iranian paper about to publish its “Holocaust” cartoon contest wasn’t following government orders. He said he didn’t know enough about the Iranian press to know if it was free or not. He’s the only person I have spoken to who has that doubt.
Meanwhile, it’s good to know Condi Rice reads John Batchelor. She came out today blaming Iran and Syria for the cartoon intifada riots.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?