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Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler » While The American Lamestream Media Are Cowering Under Their Desks…

…a dozen European writers, journalists and intellectuals, Salman Rushdie among them, have decided to stand up and be counted (thanks to LC TomP and LC & IB Jay of Stop the ACLU):

After having overcome fascism, Nazism, and Stalinism, the world now faces a new totalitarian global threat: Islamism.
We, writers, journalists, intellectuals, call for resistance to religious totalitarianism and for the promotion of freedom, equal opportunity and secular values for all.

The recent events, which occurred after the publication of drawings of Muhammed in European newspapers, have revealed the necessity of the struggle for these universal values. This struggle will not be won by arms, but in the ideological field. It is not a clash of civilisations nor an antagonism of West and East that we are witnessing, but a global struggle that confronts democrats and theocrats.

Like all totalitarianisms, Islamism is nurtured by fears and frustrations. The hate preachers bet on these feelings in order to form battalions destined to impose a liberticidal and unegalitarian world. But we clearly and firmly state: nothing, not even despair, justifies the choice of obscurantism, totalitarianism and hatred. Islamism is a reactionary ideology which kills equality, freedom and secularism wherever it is present. Its success can only lead to a world of domination: man’s domination of woman, the Islamists’ domination of all the others. To counter this, we must assure universal rights to oppressed or discriminated people.

We reject « cultural relativism », which consists in accepting that men and women of Muslim culture should be deprived of the right to equality, freedom and secular values in the name of respect for cultures and traditions. We refuse to renounce our critical spirit out of fear of being accused of “Islamophobia”, an unfortunate concept which confuses criticism of Islam as a religion with stigmatisation of its believers.

We plead for the universality of freedom of expression, so that a critical spirit may be exercised on all continents, against all abuses and all dogmas.

We appeal to democrats and free spirits of all countries that our century should be one of Enlightenment, not of obscurantism.

12 signatures

Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Chahla Chafiq
Caroline Fourest
Bernard-Henri Lévy
Irshad Manji
Mehdi Mozaffari
Maryam Namazie
Taslima Nasreen
Salman Rushdie
Antoine Sfeir
Philippe Val
Ibn Warraq

Maybe one day, once the journaljizzmers of the U.S. Dhimmimedia locate their balls (they’re in a jar at CAIR’s headquarter, to save you some time if you decide to go looking)

Nah, won’t ever happen.

It’s a good thing that there are people who run actual risks by publishing stuff like the above who aren’t as afraid of their own shadows and eager to submit to medieval murderers and vandals as the feckless fizzlebrains of our U.S. newsrooms.

We’ll take that dozen over every single soul working for the MSM.

Bravo!

I stand with you, proudly and without reservation.

25 Responses to “While The American Lamestream Media Are Cowering Under Their Desks…”
  1. Unregistered Trackback by Stop The ACLU UNITED STATES

    A Manifesto Against Islamism…

    Hat tip: Michelle Malkin and Agora
    From 12 brave intellectuals at the Jyllands-Posten
    MANIFESTO: Together facing the new totalitarianism
    After having overcome fascism, Nazism, and Stalinism, the world now faces a new totalitarian global threat: Isl…

  2. Unregistered Comment by L.C.Mamapajamas UNITED STATES

    It’s about time some well-known writers started speaking out about this outrage! I was reading about this over at Agora and was going to give His Majesty a tip here, but as usual he was right on top of it :D.

  3. Unregistered Trackback by The Dread Pundit Bluto UNITED STATES

    A Manifesto Against Totalitarianism…

    Add The Dread Pundit Bluto to the list, with one proviso - I don’t “plead” for freedom of expression, I demand it….

  4. Unregistered Pingback by Agora :: Salman Rushdie, Ayaan Hirsi Ali et al Slam Islamic Totalitarianism :: February :: 2006

    […] The Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler: "While The American Lamestream Media Are Cowering Under Their Desks…" Misha adds: …a dozen European writers, journalists and intellectuals, Salman Rushdie among them, have decided to stand up and be counted. 22 Comments » […]

  5. Apollyon Comment by Apollyon UNITED STATES

    It’s small sparks like this that can set a greater blaze. I hope their message sends seismic ripples throughout the world. I expect our media to be deliberately deaf to the call. Our lamestream media isn’t fit to mop the floors. If its not about gay sheepherders, the opportunity to bash Republicans and our military, or demonize Christians and all things religious, or placate to Muslims then they’re not interested. The future of our news is blogs, talk radio and Fox news. To hell with our depraved-spineless-seditious media.

  6. Unregistered Comment by The Oracle UNITED STATES

    The liberal media has no principles, no ideals. People with no ideals have no courage.

    The Oracle
    http://www.redskybrothers.com

  7. Unregistered Trackback by Blue Star Chronicles UNITED STATES

    Manifesto Against Islam…

    Solidarity. The 12 people who wrote and signed this document know very well the risk they take. We need to send a clear message that they don’t stand alone….

  8. Unregistered Comment by habbs

    Why has it taken this long? Any student of history knows that the West is the light of this world. Unfortunately or “intellectuals” don’t seem to read much these days.

  9. Unregistered Trackback by All Things Beautiful

    The Manifesto Against The New Islamic Totalitarianism…

    Freedom of expression is our western heritage and we must defend it or it will die from totalitarian attacks….The manifesto below will be published in the French weekly Charlie Hebdo today. Philippe Val @ Charlie Hebdo has urged other papers to print…

  10. Unregistered Comment by LC Staci UNITED STATES

    Check out this message. http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,186451,00.html

    This is the USA youth. Unfrickenbelievable.

  11. Deathknyte Comment by Deathknyte UNITED STATES

    I am surprised kids in cali even spoke against islam.

  12. Blackiswhite Comment by Blackiswhite UNITED STATES

    I thought rejection of cultural relativism and a steadfast refusal to capitulate to the forces of stoopid and and splodeydopism were requirements of citizenship in the Empire. It should go without saying that we stand with them. I only hope the MSM gossip pedlers and controversy manufacturers are getting the memo.

  13. Unregistered Comment by abstruse UNITED STATES

    While surfing Flickr I found this photo and could not help but add a comment.Though tangential to this comment line, I thought someone might enjoy it.
    href=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/poorusher/61507282/”>

  14. LC HJ Caveman82952 Comment by LC HJ Caveman82952 UNITED STATES

    To hell with our depraved-spineless-seditious media.

    Indeed. It remains a consummate delight watching their ratings end up in the toilet. And yes, we just don’t understand now, do we? Well, understand this. I can get more news right here than I can on one of your stinking talking head shows, or the the biased media I see and read. The bloggers are comin’ on…like it or not. Tell that to your shareholders…

  15. SoCalOilMan Comment by SoCalOilMan UNITED STATES

    “Why do you call it a normal distribution? That’s a value judgment.”

    I haven’t seen him here in a a while, but RightWingProf has an excellent site that points out the mind set of universities administrations, teachers, and the students with examples that he runs into.

    The blockquote above is from an article “That Aha! Moment” and gives an indication of the “thinking” of students today. There can be no absolute right or wrong, normal or abnormal.

    If this is the thought process of what has been turned out over the last couple of decades. Then it is no wonder our MsM will not show any spine on this issue, they would have to judge someone….other than evil white, male, Christian Republicans.

  16. Unregistered Comment by The Englishman UNITED KINGDOM

    You note that they couldn’t bring themselves to say Communism and settled for Stalinism…. minor quibble but otherwise good on them.

  17. Unregistered Comment by abstruse UNITED STATES

    SoCalOilMan
    Not quite true sir. They will always have the American Jewish banking conspiracy and evil Israeli empire to attack.

  18. Unregistered Comment by LC Muttley UNITED STATES

    Here is a fun cartoon about the cartoons: http://www.alldumb.com/item/24243/

  19. michaelcullen Comment by michaelcullen UNITED STATES

    Not all dogmas require everyone to march in lock step. Christianity alows for free will and seeks conversion through love and charity. Islam is the only major religion that requires submision from all.

  20. Unregistered Trackback by Agora

    Support the Manifesto online by signing this petition….

    The Manifesto I covered in this post can now be supported online at this site. Don’t wait. Sign today. It’s target audience is the White House and the United Nations. I now ask all those bloggers who reposted this Manifesto to spread …

  21. Unregistered Trackback by Agora

    The Quran reported to the Police…

    It seems the Quran is under indictment in Germany. This entry will be updated. The article below is from Jyllands-Posten today:
    The Quran reported to the Police
    By Kent Olsen, correspondent to Jyllands-Posten

    A broad alliance of grass-roots movemen…

  22. Unregistered Trackback by Agora

    The Manifesto of Freedom…

    Though I disagree with the leader of the Danish People’s Party on many points, I must say that there is more sense in her than in all the Social Democrats in Denmark put together. I bring to you here her weekly newsletter, translated from Danish…

  23. Unregistered Pingback by Blue Star Chronicles » Manifesto Against Islam UNITED STATES

    […] Others in support of the Manifesto Against Islam. Linked to Stop the ACLU; Michelle Malkin; […]

  24. Unregistered Pingback by Soyooz » the Manifesto Against Islam

    […] I reproduce the list here. Just a notch in google’s popularity/ Others in support of the Manifesto Against Islam. Linked to Stop the ACLU; Michelle Malkin; The Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiller; The Jawa Report; […]

  25. Unregistered Trackback by Agora

    Death Threat against signers of Manifesto…

    I have covered the Manifesto here. Here the leader of the Danish People’s Party adds her signature. Here I link to a petition where you can sign the manifesto.
    Are you daring enough to do so?
    Death Threat against signers of Manifesto
    By Jørg….