"A great religion surely cannot be goaded into frenetic mob violence on the slimmest provocation"

Muslims, Mormons and Liberals - Why is it OK to mock one religion but not another?


The "Book of Mormon"—a performance of which Hillary Clinton attended last year, without registering a complaint—comes to mind as the administration falls over itself denouncing "Innocence of Muslims." This is a film that may or may not exist; whose makers are likely not who they say they are; whose actors claim to have known neither the plot nor purpose of the film; and which has never been seen by any member of the public except as a video clip on the Internet.

No matter. The film, the administration says, is "hateful and offensive" (Susan Rice), "reprehensible and disgusting" (Jay Carney) and, in a twist, "disgusting and reprehensible" (Hillary Clinton). Mr. Carney, the White House spokesman, also lays sole blame on the film for inciting the riots that have swept the Muslim world and claimed the lives of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three of his staff in Libya.

So let's get this straight: In the consensus view of modern American liberalism, it is hilarious to mock Mormons and Mormonism but outrageous to mock Muslims and Islam. Why? Maybe it's because nobody has ever been harmed, much less killed, making fun of Mormons.

Comment: May be behind the WSJ paywall.

1 comment:

  1. The Obama administration proves once again that they are strangers to logic. Yup, a few hundred Islamic militants just happen to show up with guns and bombs at the door of an ambassador they oppose, whose guards are compromised and not even carrying live ammunition, on September 11 all because they all saw a video on YouTube simultaneously.


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