Yet another dhimmi commentator counsels submission to violent intimidation. Has everyone in the entire country forgotten that the only one responsible for one’s actions is oneself? Has the entire world lost sight of the fact that if Muslims commit violence because of this ad or over any other pretext, the fault and responsibility will be theirs and theirs alone?
Joseph Dolman wants us to be silent, submissive slaves lest we anger our Muslim masters. What is even worse is that Newsday prints this suicidal nonsense.
“Dolman: Anti-jihad ads in subway may be legal, but they lack street-smarts,” by Joseph Dolman for Newsday, September 24:
The unwritten code of the subway says that when a situation is fraught with danger, you never want to escalate it. You never want to challenge the angry-looking guy who’s staring at you from across the aisle and muttering under his breath. Is Armageddon erupting in his head? You don’t want to find out.
Today I”m upset with Pamela Geller because she has broken the code. She has an ad going up in 10 New York subway stations that reads: “In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man. Support Israel. Defeat Jihad.” As a New Yorker who was present in Manhattan on 9/11, I can promise you, I don’t like jihadists any more than she does.
But is it really wise to bait them? Right now? After what has happened in Egypt, Libya and Lower Manhattan (more than once)?…
We should be eternally vigilant against attempts to check the expression of opinions we loathe and believe fraught with death, unless they pose such an imminent threat that an immediate check is required to save the country, wrote Justice Oliver Wendell Homes Jr. Who can say with certainty what the effect of Geller’s signs will be?
The issue isn’t the law. It’s common sense. Why bring this intractable psychodrama to the subway? Life is tough enough.