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Sunday, January 28, 2007

Another Case of Filling in the Blanks

According to Anisa Abd el Fattah (in an e-mail quoted on The Volokh Conspiracy):

The position that you appear to take on this issue is very interesting, especially since I have never heard Jewish academicians argue so robustly for the right of people to have free speech rights to deny the holocaust, or to compliment Hitler, or to say that Israel should be wiped off the map. Every time any such statement is publicized, in whatever context, Jewish people raise a fuss, and the speaker is ordained, an "anti-Semite," in an effort to deny their right to free speech by making the price of such speech so high that it wont be utilized.
If someone is speed reading a criticism of antisemitism, it's easy to skip around and then fill in the blanks with assumed denial of free speech.

Maybe some people should just read a little more slowly.


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