Muslim selfie girl apologizes for anti-Semitic tweets

So? From Mashable:

Zakia Belkhiri, 22, was photographed in front of activists of Vlaams Belang (Flemish Interest) who were protesting in Anvers, Belgium, against Muslim Expo, a local fair dedicated to Muslim culture.

Her pictures went viral on social media and Zakia quickly became an Internet sensation.

But a look at her old tweets reveals a more disturbing side. In November 2012, she apparently wrote: “Hitler didn’t kill all the Jews, he left some. So we know why he was killing them.” More.

These views are not as unusual among Muslims as they are elsewhere. To the extent that Jewish people generally vote for progressive governments that refuse to address cultural compatibility issues, there isn’t a whole lot that can be done.

Later, Belkhiri published a statement on her Twitter account, in which she apologised “to everyone in the Jewish community which I’ve hurt with my comments of several years ago”.

Reality check: Some wonder whether her apology is sincere.

Hmmm. The sincere apology belongs to another time and place, when we apologized for causing offense that we did not intend to cause. (“I’m sorry I spoke so rudely. I’d just received bad news about my brother. That’s no excuse, to be sure, but just so you know… ”)

Today, the “apology tour,” etc., is a self-imposed social sentence for having violated political correctness. Zakia, merely by virtue of being a Muslim, does not have enough virtue points, to openly invoke Hitler in a country that was once occupied by the Nazis — and still expect to be seen as a culture heroine.

One wonders, would any cultural trends change that?

See also: Danish freedom of speech author wins Friedmann prize Flemming Rose, the Danish author of The Tyranny of Silence, has won the Milton Friedman Prize for Advancing Liberty. The prize is worth US$250,000.

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