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And we need leaders who will say exactly that

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Submitted by Jeff (United States), Dec 30, 2022 at 20:11

Quite right, Prashant. What we're missing are leaders who will do as you suggest; who will unapologetically inform Muslims that, like everybody else, they don't get to have their way all the time.

Are Mormons thrilled by a Broadway musical that has ridiculed them and their beliefs night after night for years? I suspect not. But how many actors and musicians have been fired and had their careers ended? I suspect zero. How many Mormons want that to happen? I suspect zero.

Muslim students complained but it was non-Muslim administrators who fired the professor. Muslim students complained but non-Muslim students didn't champion the professor's rights. Not even his right to be wrong once (which he wasn't) without being fired. This is shameful.

The administrators could have simply stated this isn't a Muslim dictatorship, it's a democracy, we have a Bill of Rights and we play by a different set of rules. If you want to play by your rules only, there are plenty of places in the world that do exactly that. However this isn't one of them. And there's no Berlin wall keeping you in if you want to leave.

And hearing that, how many of those Muslim students would leave? I suspect zero.

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