Friday, July 06, 2007

Reed Braden vs. the Internet Squadristi

Reed Braden on why he removed several posts about Islam from his blog:

My series on Islam had already started and I could no longer take the pressure from several hundred death threats and at least a thousand emails considering my two posts critical of Islam. I deleted them.

I can deal with death threats, but not in that quantity.
I disagreed with some aspects of Reed's posts--basically I thought he was painting with too broad a brush--and I told him so in the comments.

What I cannot abide, however, is the use of intimidation to silence those who express views with which one disagrees. It is fascism pure and simple, and has no place in a civilised society.

On the other hand, fascism can be fun: