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Phoenix Tea Party Patriot: Death Threats and an Obama Hoax to Boot

I have no doubt in the sincerity of actual grassroots participants in the Tea Party movement, even if they’re being used as a convenient backdrop by the big money partisan Republican groups behind every nationally-visible “Tea Party” event. But just because they’re sincere doesn’t mean I admire them.

Some of the participants in the Tea [...]

Pastor Backs Down from Burning Quran; Congratulations, Death Threats Work

Breaking news: Pastor Terry Jones of Florida has backed down from his plan to burn Korans on Saturday in the face of personal death threats from his fellow Americans and multiple applications of pressure from the military, the FBI and the White House. The military, FBI and White House applied that pressure because of threats [...]

White House: We’ll Respond to Threats of Violence, but not Threats of Speech

Let me get this straight:

After some people threatened to fly off the handle and kill people if a pastor in Florida engaged in constitutionally-protected free speech, various Obama Administration officials (from David Petraeus to Hillary Clinton to Barack Obama himself) acquiesced to the death threats, pushing the pastor to refrain from expressing himself.

But [...]

Mohammed Comic Strip 6: Taking a Hammer to a Lake

You know, I hadn’t really planned a sixth installation (1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5) in our series of Prophet Mohammed Cartoons, but in the last few days we learned that Jihad Jane and some people in Ireland tried to kill someone who drew a nasty sketch of Mohammed, while the multinational [...]

Images of Mohammed on Images of Mohammed

See some of the images for yourself…

On deaththreats against the artists…

Response by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour: Arbour requests an apology for the “unacceptable” images.