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March 10, 2010

Cretinism on this historic level is comparatively rare

Christopher Hitchens considers one of the most astoundingly stupid and nasty documents ever to have landed on his desk.

As descendants of the Prophet, these individuals feel personally insulted, emotionally distressed and defamed by your newspaper's re-publication of the drawing. They have therefore retained my law firm and instructed me to approach you …

Not so longer ago, this sort of language would have been cause for ridicule, and the threats a cause for war. At some point, vigilantism is going to take the place where the law used to be. At the moment, it is a war of every one against every one and Danish newspapermen have been comprehensively disarmed.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at March 10, 2010 10:04 AM