Islam, free speech, and democracy

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March 4, 2012
by Cathy Young  
Posted in Commentary

"The story that flew around the blogosphere last week was guaranteed to cause an uproar: A Muslim assaults an atheist for mocking Mohammed, and a Muslim judge dismisses the charges and berates the victim -- and it all happens here in America. Suddenly, warnings about the threat of Sharia law on our shores got a strong boost. In fact, there was no 'Sharia court,' and the judge is not a Muslim. But, however egregious the misreporting of the story and the vilification of the judge -- Cumberland Country, Pennsylvania magistrate Mark W. Martin, who graciously answered my queries in an email exchange -- the actual facts of the story are troubling." (03/03/12)  

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