RIP: Free Speech about Islam

Islamists seem to use at least three different methods:

1) the initiation of legal proceedings, known as “lawfare” — i.e., frivolous or malicious lawsuits which often do not even hope to succeed in court and are reluctant to reach discovery to avoid disclosing information, but which therefore seem intended, on charges of hate speech or defamation, to harass and financially crush the defendant.

2) threats of violence, or violence itself.

3) pressure applied based on political correctness, as with attempts to smear reputations by alleging “racism,” “Islamophobia,” or other epithets. Sometimes the Islamists use only one of these methods — sometimes two, or all three. Regardless, the assault is often successful.