There are liberals who believe strongly in the concept of freedom of speech, particularly when conservatives attempt to stifle those expressing ideas that do not fit the nome of conservative orthodoxy. Mona Eltahway, an important liberal Egyptian writer and social activist is appalled at a new advertisement which is being shown in New York City subways. It says: “In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man. Support Israel. Defeat Jihad.”
She decided to vandalize the ad in order to express her belief in freedom of speech. I assume Ms.Eltahway is aware a fellow Egyptian was arrested yesterday for expressing anti-Muslim beliefs. When arrested by the police this believer in free speech told the world, “this is what happens in America when you non-violently protest.”
Sorry, this is what happens and should happen in America when someone denies the right of others to express their views. Thank God we are no Egypt!