I meant to to give the address to the exchange between Harris and Greenwald in my second comment. It is
I gave a link to Harris' rebuttal; as Harris makes two points I find particularly germain to this column here, however, I would like to quote them. First, Harris says of Greenwald's charge of Islamophobia:
"At this moment in history, there is only one religion that systematically stifles free expression with credible threats of violence. The truth is, we have already lost our First Amendment rights with respect to Islam—and because they brand any observation of this fact a symptom of Islamophobia, Muslim apologists like Greenwald are largely to blame."
The truth of Harris' statement's about free speech and the responsible parties should be self-evident. As Daniel J. Schultz's essay is of a piece with Greenwald's as a bit of apology for Islam, Harris' comments apply equally to it.
Second, Harris mentions an attempt to drive this very point home to Greenwald:
"I recently suggested to Greenwald on Twitter that we settle our dispute by holding simultaneous cartoon contests. He could use his Guardian blog to solicit cartoons about Islam, and I’d use my website to run a similar contest for any other faith on earth. As will come as no surprise, the man immediately started sputtering non-sequiturs."
It would be interesting to see Schultz's response to a similar suggestion, would it not?
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