Taking Liberties

How dare some people! The liberties they take! Who do they think they are?

Most people have heard of the posters put up (in their hundreds?) throughout the New York subway network announcing “In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man.” Between two Stars of David it adds “Support Israel. Defeat Jihad.” The authors were the Anti-Muslim American Freedom Defence Initiative.

The US court ruled that this was allowed under the First Amendment. (Technically correct, but perhaps debatable).

Egyptian-American writer, Mona Eltahawy, has been arrested in New York (28-9-2012) after spraying paint over one of the posters.

Michael Leunig, Melbourne cartoonist, in The Age (Melb) newspaper (29-9-2012) has a ten-line poem which begins
God in all his wisdom hates
Enemies of the United States
Enemies of the birds and bees
Are free to do just what they please

A drone hovers high above the poem. The duck turns its head.

Don Miller
30-9-2012

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