Where we’re heading

A British television talk-show host for BBC1 is under fire for a newspaper column he wrote criticizing Arabs. Robert Kilroy-Silk faces a possible police investigation after referring to Arabs as “suicide bombers, limb amputators, women repressors,” reports Sky News. The comments, which included a charge that Arabs “murdered” 3,000 civilians on September 11, were published in a weekend column in the Sunday Express.

Apparently the truth is no defense. Are the suicide bombers Arab? Yes. Is the amputation of limbs a normal punishment in Arab countries? Yes. Are women repressed in Arab countries? Yes, by Western standards. But apparently it’s a crime to mention any of this in Britain.

Good thing we have a 1st Amendment to protect our right to free speech… well, we did until the Supreme Court decided that we didn’t last month.