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Hot air windbags throughout the West are today proclaiming their defiant support for “blasphemy” of religion of the kind the Charlie Hebdo cartoonists specialized in with regard to Islam.
Ross Douthat of the New York Times writes: “...both liberalism and liberty require that it (blasphemy) be welcomed and defended.” (“The Blasphemy We Need,” January 7, 2014).
We don’t know if Douthat’s sincere or not. Here is our e-mail to him:
Dear Mr Douthat: Very nice rhetoric. Question: is your pledge selective or absolute? If selective, it means nothing. It only signifies the right to blaspheme against that which you oppose.
Here is a test of your professed ideals: will you "welcome and defend" the satirical comic book Tales of the Holohoax? http://www.vho.org/aaargh/fran/livres9/TalesV2.pdf
The cartoons in this comic book blaspheme the execution gas chambers of Auschwitz and associated mythomania.
-- Michael Hoffman (end quote from our e-mail to Times’ columnist Douthat).
We also take this opportunity to challenge revisionists around the world, as well as Muslim media, to ask, what are you doing to publicize the disparity between the publicity and support accorded to anti-Islamic cartoons, and the damnation and denunciation leveled at the Tales of the Holohoax comic book, for which two men in Britain, Simon Sheppard and Stephen Whittle, have been imprisoned?Here is a golden opportunity to show up the hypocrisy of kosher-conservatives in America, and people like German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Israeli mass murderer Binyamin Netanyahu, who support the arrest and imprisonment of anyone who dares to blaspheme Holocaustianity — the civic religion of the otherwise agnostic West — while proclaiming the right of freedom of expression for those who blaspheme Islam.
All it takes is getting Tales of the Holohoax and the demonization of its author and jailing of its distributors, into the international discussion and to the attention of reporters and columnists, and have it “go viral.”
If we can break through the media curtain we will unmask the inquisitors and religious fanatics who denounce Muslims for transgressions against liberty for which they themselves are guilty.
When asked by Judaic reporter Sheldon Kirshner for his reaction to artists and writers who would dare publish cartoons satirizing the gas chamber hoax, cartoonist Art Spiegelman replied: “People who subscribe to this view can only be combatted with a bullet.” Source: Canadian Jewish News, Oct. 20, 1988, p. 10.