/* Am I A Pundit Now?: National Review Caves In

Thursday, March 31, 2005

National Review Caves In

National Review Online was hit by a complaint from The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) that they were offering a book for sale through their book service that is 'virulently Islamaphobic' (via Little Green Footballs). I am quite annoyed at National Review for buckling under to CAIR. For chrissakes, the National Effing Review?!? Even if NR offered books from its service that possibly defame Islam and Mohammed, it should be up to the american public to decide if that is the case, not CAIR. NR have given CAIR a veto on what views of Islam make it into the marketplace of ideas. In fact, here is a great article that makes it clear that the book in question is not defamatory at all. All that The Corner has offered in response is a single tepid answer, in and among the myriad posts about movies with no women in them.

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