Time magazine does not balance out their history of American intolerance with a history of American tolerance, which included separating the state from religion, reforming religions, instituting a tradition of free speech, fighting a bloody Civil War in order to free the slaves, giving women the vote and educational opportunities, freeing Europe from Nazi fascist rule and waging a Cold war against Soviet totalitarianism.But, then, everything she notes is no more than the usual media bias we've come to expect from those who once boasted their task was to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable.
Also missing in the Time magazine article is the fact that Muslim leaders, in the name of Islam, have behaved very badly and for a very long time. Missing is an equal history of Muslim countries which have practiced colonialism, imperialism, forced conversions, slavery (which is still practiced), and a far more barbaric mistreatment of non-Muslims infidels.
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Chesler Smacks Down Time Magazine
Phyllis Chesler makes an unassailable point about Time's recent essay on the history of American intolerance.