Greg Easterbrook of the New Republic, in a scathing review of the new Tarantino movie, Kill Bill, makes some arguably anti-semitic remarks in his blog (and subsequently apologizes). The Los Angeles Times lets an anti-Christian screed about a US Army General--who happens to be a fundamentalist Christian--slip by its editors into print.
My question: when are the powers-that-be in Christianity and Judaism going to issues their versions of a fatwa?
When are Pope John Paul II, Franklin Graham and Abe Foxman going to let loose their minions to wreck vengeance on Easterbrook and the LA times for the vicious slander of their respective religions?
Say what? What’s that you say? They likely won’t do such horrible things? Why not? According to the LA Times Editorial, fundamentalist Christians and fundamentalist Muslims like the terror apologist and Jew-hater Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad are exactly the same.
When Jews and Christians start murdering innocents on purpose without the swift and overwhelming condemnation of the majority of their respective adherents, I’ll buy the analogy.
Watching the LA Times self-destruct has all the charm of gawking at a pile-up with bodies strewn all over the highway: curiousity is winning out over disgust.