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No More Bullying?

Reader comment on item: Nike and 9/11

Submitted by Ed Halper (United States), Sep 12, 2006 at 23:31

The lesson here is that even Nike's attempts at appeasement were not enough to withstand additional charges.

Unfortunately, the Danish cartoon incident should lead us to a conclusion opposite to what is drawn here. Following the success of their pressure tactics on corporations, the Islamists and their front organizations have moved on to more significant targets.

Most likely, international corporations voluntarily censor themselves to avoid threats to muslim markets. For them, it's a simple economic decision. But I'm wondering how much of the disgusting news distortions that we witnessed coming out of Lebanon stemmed from reporters' fears of retaliation and, perhaps, death. As you have pointed out, American news outlets do not identify our home grown "sudden jhadis" as muslims. Why else other than fear of retaliation?

And why are western governments jumping over themselves to give aid to Lebanon when they know that it will serve ultimately to strengthen Hisbollah? Blair was humiliated when he visited Beirut to offer aid--like Nike, whatever he gives them will never be enough. He should have done a Guiliani withdrawn aid.

It's sad to say, but I'm afraid 9/11 and subsequent attacks around the world served to give real bite to treats and pressure tactics from the (temporarily ) law abiding muslim extremists.


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