Glenn Greenwald on religion and censorship

South ParkGlenn Greenwald replies to an op-ed piece by Ross Douthat in the New York Times which claims that “the ‘South Park’ case is particularly illuminating … it’s a reminder that Islam is just about the only place where we draw any lines at all … Our culture has few taboos that can’t be violated, and our establishment has largely given up on setting standards in the first place. Except where Islam is concerned.”.

Greenwald presents an effective demolition of the idea that “threat-induced censorship is a uniquely Islamic practice”.