So America, it’s come to this…

We know what happens when you criticize Muhammad, we know how some people react to that’

“My view is, you put that ad up on the side of a bus, you turn that bus into a terrorism target,” a top Metro official said Thursday, speaking on the condition of anonymity because the agency anticipates being sued over the ban. “I think it’s a very bad outcome for everybody. But it’s a risk we don’t want to put our passengers under.” …

“I think there’s a potential threat and a danger if we were to accept that ad,” Metro board member Michael Goldman said. “Better to be safe than sorry. I mean, this is the nation’s capital. If anything is going to happen, it’s probably going to happen here.”

  • Exile1981

    I’m paraphrasing here but – those who give up liberty for security deserve neither and will end up as slaves who have neither.

    • It’s getting ridiculous.

      • John

        Please see my comment.

  • John

    It`s insidious. While driving home yesterday afternoon I listened to an interview ( only caught the tail end) of a Jewish commedien hosted by Anne Lagacé Dawson on CJAD. The commeidan had few jokes in her routine about the niqab and burkha, self-deprecating jokes about how she, in her mind often alternately accepted and rejected both garments. She was give a stand-up performance at some conference here ( Montréal). The organizers passed the jokes to some women who wore a headscarf who was to vet them in order to ensure no one felt offended. The headscarf was immedfiately offended and the Jewish comedian ( whose last name was Sullivan!) changed her routine, eliminating the jokes. It didn’t matter, though, because her perfromance was cancelled altogether.
    I haven’t the time at the moment, but if you go into CJAD`s archives for May 29th and search ‘Anne Lagacé Dawson’, you’ll come across the interview.
    The fear is now palpable and censorship regarding all things islamic is now firmly in place.

    • Waffle

      Sullivan = Solomon 😉

    • Kat

      I mourn the decline of western civilization.

  • simus1

    A weasel guided by weasel lawyers.
    In this example I’m being optimistic that a best case scenario is in effect.
    That would be a mistaken but honest policy driven by “safety first” rather than red fascism taking advantage of a supposed golden opportunity to impose censorship now as a way to enhance the argument later for all kinds of other unreasonable reasons.

    • Kat

      Same net effect…so does the motivation matter at that point? Freedom is lost either way.

  • Observer
    • simus1

      No doubt our local feminazis are brainstorming a new hashtag to counter this atrocity even as this is being written.

  • mauser 98

    ClintonNewsNetwork’s Chris Cuomo
    compares drawing Muhammad with saying the N-word

    • Kat

      Cuomo is an idiot.

    • Alain

      Ridiculous of course, but saying the N-word is no different than saying Cracker, Honkie and others. Frankly I am fed up with those constantly looking for some excuse to claim offence.

  • moraywatson

    If it is “better to be safe than sorry” why do you let the adherents of a supremacist and inherently violent totalitarian ideology use your transit system?

    • Martin B

      If it is “better to be safe than sorry” why let the adherents of a supremacist and inherently violent totalitarian ideology anywhere near your country in the first place?

      • moraywatson

        Agreed. Although I doubt the DC Metro Transit Authority has much influence on US immigration policy 😉

  • Kat

    Oh, so you’re admitting that Muzz are to violent to control themselves and respect free speech? Doesn’t that kind of make the point that the cartoon artist was trying to get across????

  • Martin B

    In Muslim territory, which includes no-go zones in Western cities, wearing a crucifix, let alone a star of David, makes you a terrorism target. I guess we can all count the days till the Washington Metro and the TTC ban that.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    “To know what is right and not do it is cowardice.” – Confucius, quoted by Gandhi.

  • Minicapt

    Remember, Washington leads the nation. On the other hand, we can choose between Ottawa, Toronto, and Ville de Quebec.