Thursday, August 27, 2015

ESPN Owes Curt Schilling, and America, an Apology


By David French
 
Yesterday, ESPN suspended Curt Schilling for telling the truth. He tweeted — then deleted — the following meme: ESPN’s response was immediate, and just as mindlessly politically correct as you’d expect. “Curt’s tweet was completely unacceptable, and in no way represents our company’s perspective,” ESPN said. “We made that point very strongly to Curt and have removed him from his current Little League assignment pending further consideration.” But what’s offensive about the truth?
 
If anything, Schilling understated the extent of Islamic radicalism. While more than a million Muslims actually belong to radical militias, terrorist organizations, and the military forces of radical Islamic states, the number of Muslims with terrorist sympathies and radical beliefs number in the hundreds of millions. The number of Muslims expressing “confidence in Osama bin Laden” remained stubbornly high even as his power and influence waned:
 
Staggering numbers of Muslims support the death penalty for apostasy: In fact, according to the 2013 Pew Research Center report, 88 percent of Muslims in Egypt and 62 percent of Muslims in Pakistan favor the death penalty for people who leave the Muslim religion. This is also the majority view among Muslims in Malaysia, Jordan and the Palestinian territories.
 
While that view is mainstream in the Islamic world, it is certainly “extremist” in the United States.   Where’s the apology, ESPN? .....To Read More..... 

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