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“That’s Why I Draw You”: An Interview with Bosch Fawstin

  Bosch Fawstin is an accomplished artist, cartoonist, and free speech activist. His entry, printed above, took home First Prize in the “Draw Muhammad” event in Garland, Texas. The Undercurrent’s Jon Glatfelter had the privilege of interviewing Bosch. The Undercurrent: What was your experience during the Jihadist attack in Garland? Fawstin: I was in the […]

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Insulting Islam is Not “Asking For It”

Since the eleventh anniversary of September 11th, violence has erupted all over the Arab world, supposedly in response to a video on YouTube lampooning the prophet Muhammad. Muslims angered by the video rioted in front of United States embassies in many countries, and an American ambassador was murdered in an attack on the U.S. embassy […]

Bigger Than Bin Laden

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Bigger Than Bin Laden

Ten years after the horrific wounds he inflicted on the American people, Osama bin Laden is dead. His death brings a sense of closure to many eager to see justice served. With the most recognizable jihadist dead and gone, Americans have been prompted to reflect on the decade-long “War on Terror.” In fact, some have […]

Campus Media Response: Opposition to American ideals, not American hypocrisy, is the root of anti-Americanism

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Campus Media Response: Opposition to American ideals, not American hypocrisy, is the root of anti-Americanism

“Why do they hate us?” This is the longstanding question revisited by Jonathan Aylward of The Michigan Daily in his recent column. “They” refers generally to the Middle East, and “hate” to the dismal view of America held by the people there. The author argues that the recent uprisings there show that much of the […]

Campus Media Response: Keith Yost of the MIT Tech Outclasses his Peers on Muhammed Cartoon Controversy

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Campus Media Response: Keith Yost of the MIT Tech Outclasses his Peers on Muhammed Cartoon Controversy

Congratulations to Keith Yost, a columnist at The Tech of MIT, who recently put the editors of the paper to shame, by saying “I am Spartacus!” and publishing a statement of support for the free speech rights of Trey Parker and Matt Stone of South Park, and for the series of other cartoonists and writers […]

Campus Media Response: Everybody Draw Muhammad On Campus

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Campus Media Response: Everybody Draw Muhammad On Campus

Writing in opposition to the recently publicized “Everybody Draw Muhammad Day,” a show of solidarity for Trey Parker and Matt Stone of South Park fame, Saif Ansari of The Daily Bruin writes: There is no need to abuse or disrespect others in order to show that one cares about the right to free speech. And, […]

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Hell on Earth and Good Will Toward Men

President-elect Barack Obama has announced his intention to present a “major” speech in the capital of a Muslim country soon after his inauguration. Obama says this is an opportunity to repair the damage done to America’s global reputation in the past eight years, especially in the Muslim world. According to Yahoo! News, Obama intends to […]

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Welcome to the Post-Danish-Cartoons World

The BBC News reports that, on the eve of its long-anticipated release, Sony recalled its latest video game, LittleBigPlanet, from stores worldwide. The problem? After it had been distributed, one of the game’s music tracks was discovered to contain a few lyrical verses that certain consumers may have found offensive. In today’s world of complex […]

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Wafa Sultan’s Moral Certainty

Rule of Reason links to a new video in which Wafa Sultan debates Egyptian Islamist Tal’at Rmeih on an Al-Jazeera TV show. The Muslim speaker and the host claim that whenever America is threatened with force, it backs down. On the face of it, they seem unaware of the fact that the West has the […]

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The Religion of Peace

This September, in a speech at the University of Regensburg in Germany, Pope Benedict XVI quoted an ancient source that identified Muslims as violent. “Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new,” wrote the 14th century Byzantine emperor quoted by the Pope, “and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as […]

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