Tuesday, 5 January 2010

CiF beyond parody yet again

It's 'you couldn't make it up' time again. A cartoonist and his five-year-old granddaughter are terrorised by a murderous axe-wielding fanatic and the Guardian's Comment is Free runs a column with this heading:
Prejudiced Danes provoke fanaticism: Publishing Kurt Westergaard's cartoon was an aggressive act born of Denmark's reluctance to respect religious belief.
I'm speechless. Fortunately, Miranda Celeste Hale has said all that needs to be said here. Her final sentence sums it up perfectly: 'Vile. Truly, truly vile.'

The shameful CiF piece was written by one Nancy Graham Holm, who apparently is 'writing a book on feminism in the Abraham religions' (should be a slim volume) 'including the "gender jihad" among Muslim women worldwide.' Oh dear.

Incidentally, I came across Miranda's blog Exquisite With Love via Jen's list of 'awesome female atheists' at Blag Hag, to which I was pointed by B&W, whose guiding light (naturally) features prominently in it.


Miranda Celeste Hale said...

Thank you so much for mentioning my post :) Holm's article indeed is truly vile. I would love to see her try to defend her arguments/respond to the criticisms they've received, but I'd wager that she's too cowardly to ever do that.

Martin said...

Thanks for dropping by, Miranda - love your blog. I've just posted Christopher Hitchens' response to the Holm piece - he's spot on, as usual, but you got there first!